The Oyo State Police Command has arrested one Maxwell Olusegun Adegbenro for impersonation. Adegbenro allegedly collected close to N1 million from two ladies in Ibadan, the state capital promising them marriage. How 2 ladies dished out N1m to scammer who promised them marriage.
The suspect, who is presently being detained at Agugu Police Station, Ibadan, obtained N500,000 from one Olubode Nifemi Kikelomo, claiming to be younger brother of Governor Ayodele Fayose’s Media Aide, Lere Olayinka. According to multiple online reports, he was also said to have collected N300, 000 from another Ibadan based lady, Titilayo Akinola.
How 2 ladies dished out N1m to scammer who promised them marriage
Olubode Nifemi, a makeup artist and entertainer was said to have set Adegbenro up and got him arrested, using another lady, Ronke Gold.
But Governor Ayodele Fayose’s Media Aide, Olayinka, denied knowing the suspect.
He said, “Sometimes in July, popular singer, Yinka Ayefele called me and said that a young lady came to his radio station in Ibadan to report a case of one Sayo Adegbenro, duping her of N500,000. I was made to talk to the lady on phone and she narrated how the said Sayo Adegbenro told her that I was his uncle and that she spoke with me on phone twice.
“I told her that I do not know the said Sayo Adegbenro and I did not speak with anyone on phone, then I told the lady that she had been duped and that she should find means of locating the said Sayo Adegbenro. It was this morning that I was told that he had been arrested and other ladies are also coming up with claims that he scammed them too.”
Hmm some women though. How can a stranger promise you marriage and you just dish out money to him? We have to be more careful.