Ex-Kwara State lawmaker and alleged car theft kingpin captured by EFCC


Ex-Kwara State lawmaker and alleged car theft kingpin captured by EFCC (Photo)

A former councilor in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State, Samuel Opeyemi Adeojo, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Adeojo was fingered because the chief of a car theft syndicate infamous for stealing autos from car sellers via pretence as real patrons. Until his arrest lately, the EFCC had been on his path after sequence of petitions towards his gang’s legal actions had been thought of by the Commission’s Ibadan zonal workplace.

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No fewer than three circumstances of car theft have been established towards the syndicate, with all of the autos concerned recovered and saved within the Commission’s custody in Ibadan.  Investigations revealed that the gang deploys related sample of tips to steal autos from their victims.

According to EFCC’s findings, Adeojo typically fake to be a medical physician, adopting completely different names and completely different establishments as his workplace to look accountable and create false sense of confidence to penetrate the victims. One of the various circumstances reported concerned a Toyota Avensis wagon car through which Adeojo claimed to be one Dr. Gboyega Omojola of the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

The case was reported to the EFCC, Ibadan workplace on March 23, 2019, by Tunde Adejuwon, an Ibadan-based car supplier. According to the petitioner, ‘Dr. Omojola’ had are available in firm of 1 Babatunde Oluwatope Oni, his supposed driver, to his stand to barter for the car and later agreed to pay N2,000,000 for it.

After the settlement, ‘Dr. Omojola’ issued a N2m Skye Bank Cheque ostensibly in favour of the supplier and ordered his ‘driver’ to pay it into his Zenith Bank account at Bodija, Ibadan. Oni later got here with a duplicate of the Zenith financial institution deposit teller, depicting ‘payment’ of the agreed sum into the supplier’s account.

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It was, nevertheless, later found that the cost was not authorized because the payer used a cloned cheque for the transaction. Unfortunately, the decline didn’t come till after the gang had eloped with the automobile. An analogous situation additionally performed out in a petition by one Mr. Amos Arole Oloja, additionally an Ibadan-based car supplier.

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Oloja alleged that the duo drove to his car stand in an Honda CRV to cost a Toyota Sienna car and agreed to pay N2,200,000 for the acquisition of the automobile. This time, Adeojo claimed to be Dr. Odumodu additionally of UCH, Ibadan, whereas Oni, his ‘driver’ gave his title as Kayode.

Oni is at present within the Agodi facility of the Nigeria Correctional Services following a court order when he was lately arraigned on one of many incidents.  Adeojo could have his day in court quickly. The Commission is holding them for conspiracy, issuance of dud cheque and stealing.


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