A member of the National Youth Service Corps, Azeez Bakare, has accused a 400-level Computer Science undergraduate of the University of Lagos, Eric Idowu, of absconding with phones valued at N1m, after allegedly purchasing the products with a fake bank alert.
Idowu had on Thursday, August 2, 2018, allegedly used a fake name, Leonard Adegoke, to order for the items from Bakare.
Bakare, 22, said Idowu had remained elusive since the items were delivered to him at his house.
He said, “Apart from being a corps member, I run a mobile phone business. On Thursday, August 2, around 4.30pm, I received a call from a customer, who identified himself as Leonard Adeleke. He ordered for three used iPhone 8 Plus and one brand new iPhone X. The address he gave me was no 20, University Road, Abule-Oja, Yaba, Lagos.
I went there to deliver the goods around 7pm the same day. “When I got there, I followed him to the front of his room where he checked the phones to see if they were working perfectly.
After he was convinced, he collected the phones and asked for my account number, which I provided. A minute later, he showed me a debit alert on his phone and said the money had been transferred into my account. “Both of us waited for me to receive the alert on my phone.
While waiting, he said he wanted to go downstairs to turn on his generator. That was the last time I saw him as he ran away. When I searched around and could not find him. I called his telephone number, but it was switched off.” Bakare, who said he had petitioned the Sabo Police Station on the incident, noted that one Adeleke Adegoke who lived in the house had been arrested.
“Later, I used the True Caller app on my phone to dial the number Leonard Adegoke used in placing his order. The app revealed his picture and real name as Eric Idowu. “I showed Adeleke, who recognised Idowu from the picture. Adeleke said Idowu used to stay with the landlord’s son but had disappeared,” he added.
Bakare said it was after Adeleke had called the landlord’s son at the station that the police got a detailed information on Idowu, who was said to be an undergraduate at the University of Lagos. “I also went to the Computer Village