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Undergraduate impersonates US female artist, dupes 33 lovers

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A 100-level part-time student of a journalism institute, Falope Oluwole, has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly duping no fewer than 33 men.

Oluwole, a 22-year-old undergraduate, was alleged to have posted the photo of a United States female makeup artist, Shayla, on his Instagram page, through which he duped the unsuspecting men who asked for a relationship.

It was gathered that the suspect’s movement had been monitored by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad for some weeks.

He was trailed to a club in Ikeja City Mall where he was arrested eventually on Thursday.

It was gathered that the suspect recently celebrated his birthday at an upscale nightclub in Lekki, Lagos, where he reportedly lavished over N500,000 on food and drinks.

A source said Oluwole’s activities on Instagram were placed under investigations when the police received a complaint about an Instagram handle @blackberbiedoll, used for criminal activities, which was later traced to him.

The suspect was also reported to have maintained @froshwhite007 and @froshwhite separately on Instagram for the same criminal intent.

One of his victims, who identified himself only as Bernard, said he got a friendship request from @blackberbiedoll, adding that he accepted it thinking that a female owned the account.

He said, “Apparently, the picture on the account was that of a lady. The lady in question messaged me on BBM. Honestly, I thought I was chatting with a woman who claimed to be in Nigeria at the time.

“She lied to me that her father was a Nigerian and her mum, a Kenyan. At a point, she lied that she was building a beauty outfit in the Ikota Shopping Mall, VGC, and that she was in need of some money to complete the mall.

“I had to transfer N1m to her. Weeks later, I got suspicious of the account name, Oluwole Israel Oluwaseun Falope. I ran a search on Google and that was when I discovered it was a scam.”

Another victim, who did not want to be identified, said he paid N100,000 into the suspect’s account “to support her fashion outfit.”

Oluwole, in his statement to the police, said he started the fraudulent act about two years ago, adding that he had duped no fewer than 33 men on Instagram.

He said the least amount he received from any of his victims was N80,000.

He said, “When I started, much as I pretended to be a lady on the phone, some men didn’t believe me. I then downloaded an application on Google store, which transformed my voice into that of a lady whenever I had a conversation. I got several pictures of Shayla, a pretty US lady, on my profile. Since then, men started disturbing me and calling to request a date.

“What I do is to assess people based on their appearance on Instagram. I add them and thereafter open up conversations with them before I bring up all kinds of stories to dupe them. At a point, I lied to most of them that I had an accident and I lost my ATM card. I told them that I needed some money. Some of them were generous enough to send money into my account.

“I even lied to them that I was putting up a boutique and saloon at Ikota, VGC and Lekki, and that I needed money.”

Investigations revealed that the owner of the pictures the suspect used, @Shayla, had complained to Instagram that some Nigerians were using her photos to scam unsuspecting members of the public.

It was also learnt that the suspect claimed to be a friend of Toke Makinwa, Tonto Dike, Don Jazzy, Peter Okoye, among other top celebrities.

Our source added that Oluwole’s claim about being a mixed race was also a lie; rather, he bleached his skin.

“He admitted bleaching his skin to escape the taunting of girls that he was ugly,” the source said.

Items recovered from the suspect included, one iPhone 6, one Samsung Galaxy A5, one Apple tablet, hand and neck chains, some cash and a handbag.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, warned members of the public to be wary of those they talked to on the social media, saying scammers were on the prowl worldwide.

“The suspect has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigations,” she added.

Source: Punch

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Offa Polytechnic Student Union Government Gives Merit Award To Cultist Groups

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Offa State Polytechnic student union government gives merit award to cultist groups in the school.

According to a Twitter user, Ifemosu Michael wrote;

“When you think you have seen it all… Student Union Government of Offa Polytechnic gave merit Awards to Secret Cults in the school. Hey Lawd!!!”

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Man Excited As Davido Gifts Him 1M After Making A Video On His Birthday

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Man gets excited as Davido gifts him 1M after making a video on his birthday.

Taking to his Twitter handle to share the gist, DJ Peejay wrote;

“DAVIDO JUST SENT ME 1 MILLION cos of the video I made on his birthday”

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Water tank driver accuses Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Rivers

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Self-acclaimed Port Harcourt First Son, Duncan Mighty is currently trending on social media for the wrong reasons.

A water tank driver, Okabam John has accused singer, Duncan Mighty of assaulting him in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

It was gathered that the incident reportedly happened on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at about 9:40am when the driver was on duty.

Narrating his ordeal to some Civil Rights Activists on Tuesday November 24, after he was allegedly discharged from the hospital, John, a native of Elele Town in Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state and an employee of Julius Berger Nigeria Limited, claimed that the musician struck him on the head with a traditional staff made of elephant tusk.

According to the driver, while on duty a private car was parked close to his water filling spot. He tried notifying the driver who refused to wind down. He reportedly bent his head to talk to the driver only to discover it was Duncan Mighty.

John said that before he could speak, the singer allegedly struck his head using a traditional staff. He said the second strike was blocked with his hand. He claimed that he could not see when the singer drove off as his eyes were covered with blood.

Confirming the incident on Tuesday, one Ndubueze Obodowhuo, accused Duncan Mighty of using his VIP status to intimidate his people. He also shared a ‘medical report’ stating that John was treated for “shoulder dislocation and scalp laceration.”

Mr John is now calling on his employer, the management of Julius Berger, Security Agencies and Human Rights Organisations to help him get justice. His post below:

“This is Mr. OKABAM JOHN a native of Elele town in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State, he’s currently employed by JULIUS BERGER NIG.PLC in Port Harcourt and his service engagement is within Judges quarters elelenwo-street, GRA Port Harcourt.

“According to Mr. OKABAM JOHN a Water-tank driver with Julius Berger, Tanker number – B8751, On Saturday 21st of November 2020 at about 9:40am while he was on duty. A private car was parked close to his water filling spot, he tried notifying the driver who refused to wine down, he bent his head to talk with the driver surprisingly, it was Duncan mighty.

“Before he could explain, his head was struck by Duncan mighty using a traditional staff(Elephant tusk), the second strike was blocked with his hand. He(Okabam John) didn’t see how the artist drove off because, blood covered his eyes at that moment.

“Mr. Okabam John narrated this incident after being discharged from the hospital. Duncan doesn’t show up when he’s publicly needed, rather he uses his VIP influence to undo his people. Celebrities should be celebrated by their positivity, their influence shouldn’t pose danger to the society rather it should serve as liberation to the people.

“Mr. OKABAM JOHN is calling on the management of Julius Berger, Security Agents and Human Rights Organisations for justice to be done in his case, to avoid a re-occurance.”

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