arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly
stealing his boss’ Automated Teller Machine card and withdrawing over
25-year-old Adenuga, who is also a computer expert, was employed as a
driver by a lecturer at UNILAG, Prof. Simbo Banjoko.
victim did not notice that his ATM card was missing, Adenuga used
software to uncover the card’s PIN code.
account through the ATM, he allegedly bought four iPhones, valued at
N495,000; one Macbook laptop, valued at N415,000; 10 wristwatches, a
Blackberry and a ring.
have been referred to the Rapid Response Squad, which later transferred
the case to the Anti-Vice Section of the State Criminal Investigation
and Intelligence Department, Yaba.
Adenuga, perfected the crime by blocking his boss’ telephone line so
that he would not see the alert of transactions conducted on his
driver. He is also a computer expert. He hid the ATM card for three days
and when he saw that the man did not look for it, he used software to
get the PIN. He called Adewale (Opeyemi) and handed over the card to
him for safekeeping, saying it belonged to his sister.
another time, he had access to the man’s phone and deliberately entered
the wrong PUK number three times which led to the blockage of the line.”
succeeded in blocking the line, the suspect contacted Opeyemi and linked
him up with another friend, Iyitoye.
Shoprite, Ikeja, and Mega Plaza, Victoria Island, where they withdrew
N200,000 and purchased the iPhones, Macbook laptop, wristwatches and
other items through POS transactions.
who noticed that his telephone line had been blocked, took it to a
telecoms centre, where it was reactivated.
that a total of N2,728,255 had been withdrawn from his account. He
reported the matter to the police, and the case was transferred to the
Section of the SCIID, the police arrested the driver and after
interrogation, he confessed to the crime and named his accomplices.
Plus, two iPhones SSE, one Macbook laptop, seven GT Shock wristwatches,
one Blackberry Z10, one ring and two bags,” the source added.
Mayowa Adenuga, Adewale Opeyemi and Jeremiah Iyitoye, on July 2, 2016,
on Olanireti Fesan Street, Magodo, Isheri, Lagos, in the Lagos
Magisterial District, did steal the sum of N2,728,255 only, property of
one Professor Simbo Banjoko.”
be a blood relation of the defendants, who must be a landlord within the
jurisdiction of the court.