How Nigerian brothers used Tinubu, Dasuki names for N25m rip-off

Suspected fraudster, Isiaka Olatunde, 35, has published how he and his brother, Ismaila Olatunji, used the names of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Nationwide Chief, and ex-Nationwide Safety Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, to effectuate a rip-off.

They swindled a contractor, Ganiuyu Orimoyi, of N25million after claiming they may assist him get contracts from the NSA’s administrative center.

The duo have been nabbed through operatives of the Inspector-Common of Police Intelligence Reaction Staff, led through Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.

In 2014, Olatunji advised to the sufferer that he was once an aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s NSA, Dasuki.

The contractor recalled that he met Olatunji via his brother, Olatunde, a POP engineer, running for him at one in every of his development websites in Kwara State.

Orimoyi gave Olatunji the cash to acquire paperwork for the purported contract however issues went south after when Dasuki was once detained through the Division State Products and services (DSS) in 2015.

The pretend aide lied to Oriyomi that being Dasuki’s aide, his financial institution accounts have been being monitored and were frozen.

Olatunji additionally claimed that he was once discussing with Tinubu on becoming a member of the ruling APC as this might be certain the unfreezing of his accounts.

However After Dasuki was once launched in December 2019, the brothers disappeared.

Orimoyi recounted that the scammers previous swore they have been in India receiving remedy and requested him to discuss with.

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“I went to India, referred to as their telephone numbers, they didn’t select. I had to go back to Nigeria. They referred to as me once more, pronouncing they feared DSS may well be the usage of me to tail them”, The Eagle On-line quoted him as pronouncing.

Later, they advised him to make a shuttle to Ghana, from the place they have been running on turning into contributors of the APC.

Orimoyi purchased price tag, however whilst within the airplane, the brothers telephoned him and confident they have been returning to Nigeria.

He briefly made his approach out of the aircraft and was once held through safety brokers who ordered him to board once more.

“They sought after to grasp why I stepped out of the aircraft. I used to be simplest launched after the aircraft landed in Ghana. I wrote a petition to the IGP and the case was once assigned to the IRT Unit in Osogbo, Osun State. Olatunde, who connected me to Olatunji, was once arrested.”

In custody, Olatunde claimed he gave the N25million to a well-liked Islamic cleric in Offa, Kwara State, referred to as Alhaji Ismail Mustapha, to arrange cash ritual charms for him.

IRT operatives smoked out Mustapha, who all through a face-to-face disagreement, denied Olatunde’s accusations.

Olatunde, who later absconded and was once rearrested months later, confessed to have lied in opposition to Mustapha, including that he and his brother simplest accrued N8million he and from Oriyomi.

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The daddy of 3 confessed: “In 2012, I met Oriyomi, who gave me a task to do for him. We become buddies and my brother, Olatunji, requested me to lie that he had hyperlinks to Dasuki. In 2014, I accrued the N300,000 and advised Oriyomi my brother had problems along with his BVN and that each time he wanted cash, he would name him.”

Oriyomi despatched cash steadily to Olatunji and when he realised he were defrauded, the sufferer requested Olatunde for the whereabouts his brother.

“I advised him my brother was once in India receiving remedy. He flew to India, however he didn’t see him”, he recounted including that by the point Dasuki was once incarcerated, Olatunde had accrued N8million from Oriyomi.

“When Dasuki was once arrested, Oriyomi began traumatic us to refund. My brother prompt we must lie that Mustapha accrued the cash for ritual. When police introduced Mustapha and I in combination, I accused him many times till he were given drained and permitted he would refund Oriyomi’s cash.

“Mustapha wrote a counter petition and the case was once moved from Osun State to Abuja. After I realised the reality would quickly be out on the IRT’s administrative center, I ran to Lokoja, slept in a storage after which travelled to Sango-Ota in Ogun State, the place I began a brand new existence. I used to be there for some months sooner than the IRT arrested me.”

The brothers might be prosecuted in court docket.

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