Suspect Confesses To Stealing N2.7m From 80-year-old Grandmother To Process His Traveling Documents
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April 11, 2016 ( Post 1 )
A suspect who allegedly conned an 80-year-old grandmother out of N2.7 million has confessed to having used the money to process his travelling documents to South Africa, Vanguard reports.
Ayokunle Ibikunle, 34 , a graduate of Animal Health and Reproduction at Federal College of Animal Health, Ibadan, Oyo State, said:
“I used N750, 000 from the money to process my travelling documents. I wanted to travel to South Africa. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out. After it failed, I gave N400, 000 cash to Kasali to supply me cattle to enable me begin a little ranch, while I used the remaining money miscellaneous things like travelling to Abuja, Lagos and staying in hotels.”
It was gathered Mrs Felicia Oketokun, popularly called Mama in Ibadan, a poultry farm produce dealer received a call from the suspect who claimed he had 3,000 poultry birds for sale at Seion Farms in Olorunda, Ibadan.
“After negotiations, Mrs Oketokun sent one of her workers to Seion’s Farms where he met with Ayo and inspected the birds. After inspecting the birds and certifying them okay for purchase, Oketokun’s staffer was said to have requested for Seion Farms account details to enable his boss make payment for the poultry birds.
He was consequently arrested on March 29, 2016 at Ibadan after operatives of X-Squad tracked him down. Narrating his story to Sunday Vanguard, the suspect said:
“I am from Ekiti State but I am based in Ibadan. I was arrested because I took N2.7M from a client. I knew her through an agent. I used to buy and sell old layers, boilers, point of lay and other kinds of poultry bird. I help farm owners to treat their sick birds. I have been in this business for over eight years. I studied animal health and reproduction at Federal College of Animal Health, Ibadan.
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