Student Impersonating Tinubu On Facebook To Dupe Job Seekers Arrested

Date: 14-05-2015 5:49 am (9 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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A 19-year-old polytechnic student, Emmanuel Eto, has been nabbed by the Police for allegedly impersonating a former Governor of Lagos State and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Facebook.

The police said the suspect was apprehended by operatives of the State Intelligence Bureau of the Lagos State Police Command, following a complaint
made by one Idowu Adeyemi that an unknown person, impersonating as Tinubu, created a Faceboook account in same name, and swindled some job seekers.

It was gathered that Eto allegedly told members of the public, through the fake Facebook account, that there were available employment opportunities in NNPC and other government agencies, and requested that interested applicants should pay the sum of N26,850, which was employment and processing charges.

The police recovered six SIM cards, 13 empty SIM card packs, six photographs of a white man, and one iPad from the suspect.

Speaking with PUNCH, Eto, who hails from Oleh in the Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State, said it was another student in the polytechnic who trained him.

“I am studying Mechanical Engineering at the polytechnic. I am in my second year. This whole thing started in January 2015. It was a colleague, Kelvin, who gave me the idea. I don’t know Tinubu and have not met him. My friend gave me the idea, and it actually worked because three job seekers paid money into my bank account.

“I also have phone numbers from the United Kingdom and the United States of America which I used to communicate with victims. It is just three persons I have duped so far,” he said.

While confirming the arrest, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti, said the command would not fail to bring all criminally minded persons to justice.

“The command will not rest on its oars to ensure that any crime committed is punished and the offenders apprehended. The suspect, who posed as a prominent Nigerian on the Facebook and other social media platforms, has confessed to the crime and investigation is ongoing,” he said.














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Posted: at 14-05-2015 05:49 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- Wysetots at 14-05-2015 06:20 AM (9 years ago)
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Police........go and catch Diezani and the main Tinubu.....they're the real thieves.
Posted: at 14-05-2015 06:20 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- beneno at 14-05-2015 06:28 AM (9 years ago)
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ooooh
Posted: at 14-05-2015 06:28 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- bobchuks at 14-05-2015 08:24 AM (9 years ago)
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hmmmmm
Posted: at 14-05-2015 08:24 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- DeboNero at 14-05-2015 09:31 AM (9 years ago)
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Whoever fell 4 his tricks shld b arrested 4 foolishness!
Posted: at 14-05-2015 09:31 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- echeeche at 14-05-2015 09:40 AM (9 years ago)
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Poverty is the cause
Posted: at 14-05-2015 09:40 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- DrSoba at 14-05-2015 10:12 AM (9 years ago)
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Sharp guy vs foolish job seekers
Posted: at 14-05-2015 10:12 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Mikexp at 14-05-2015 01:02 PM (9 years ago)
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aupirro
Posted: at 14-05-2015 01:02 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Oways at 14-05-2015 04:45 PM (9 years ago)
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Bad market
Posted: at 14-05-2015 04:45 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chealseafc at 14-05-2015 07:22 PM (9 years ago)
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only in naija.
Posted: at 14-05-2015 07:22 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Housingbaba38 at 15-05-2015 02:45 PM (9 years ago)
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Wise guy! I sight him......
Posted: at 15-05-2015 02:45 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- elchymo at 19-08-2015 02:58 AM (8 years ago)
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Sharp guy. Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 19-08-2015 02:58 AM (8 years ago) | Hero
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