Fake lawyer defrauds corps member,three others on Facebook

The Ekiti State police command has arrested one Adeyemi Eniola Feranmi for allegedly defrauding a corps member and three other by parading himself as a legal practitioner on Facebook.

According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Caleb Ikechukwu, on Monday, the suspect from Kogi state falsely presenting him as a coordinator of a non-governmental organization rendering legal services to the people.

“On July 2019, The suspect ADEYEMI Eniola Feranmi, a native of Ayetoro- Gbede in Yagba, Kogi State posted himself on social media (facebook )as a legal practitioner in legal practitioner’s regalia, which he used as a display profile (DP).

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” He falsely represented himself as the coordinator of an NGO tagged “Total Motivation Network” in Nigeria. Under the false pretence of rendering legal services, he has defrauded several persons of their hard-earned money. Among the victims are Miss Buhari Safurat Temitope ‘f’ a youth corper, Mr Steve Rose Ayokunle, Omisore Eniosi Funmilayo ‘f’ and madam Oke Bamidele.

“Some other persons paid several thousands of Naira to Adeyemi Eniola Feranmi on behalf of assisting an NGO coordinated by the suspect. The suspect confessed to the crime and will be charged to court at the end of police investigation,” the statement read.

Ikechukwu advised members of the public to stop engaging strange persons on social media so as for them not be a victim of cybercrime.

He assured that the commissioner of police, Amba Asuquo, has promised to sustain the war against all forms of crime in a bid to ensure the security of lives and property of the citizens.

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