LASU graduate arrested for buying 25 laptops with a fake N4.5m bank alert
Babatunde Olaogun, 33, was arrested in Lagos, for allegedly sending fake bank alert to his customer after buying 25 laptops worth N4.5 million. It was learnt that after buying the laptops, Olaogun promised to pay within two weeks but refused to pay.
He, however, sent fake bank alert, otherwise called magic alert, to the seller. He was arrested and arraigned sometime last year when he allegedly used the office of Lagos State governor to defraud a car dealer.
Olaogun owned up to the crime. He was said to have lied to the car dealer that the state government needed a supply of three Honda Accord vehicles. The graduate of Lagos State University claimed it was greed that pushed him into the fraudulent act, because it was late before he knew nothing good would come of out of it.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, said, the suspect would go into shops and buy good worth millions of naira and instead of him to pay, he would send fake bank alert to the person.
“When the person now went to bank to collect the money, it was there the person would discovered that what they send to him or her is fake bank alert. He also generate fake bank Statement to deceived suppliers N5m and a Toyota Corolla was recovered from him,” he added.