Unilag student arrested for stealing boyfriend’s ATM card to buy iPhones
There was pandemonium in Unilag yesterday, after a final year student of the school was arrested for stealing her boyfriend’s ATM card which she used in buying an iPhone 8 and X on Jumia.
The suspect who also bought other items on the online store was nabbed, after her boyfriend in collaboration with Jumia, traced the buyer to Unilag’s Moremi Hall where the delivery was made.
An eyewitness account on the arrest of the Unilag student who was handed over to the school’s DSA, reads;
“It appears, she’s been scamming guys with her friends for a long time.
When the Jumia officials came to the hostel, she hid the phones in a bag and threw them in the dustbin. The girl is actually using an iPhone 7 Plus. However, upon realizing what was happening, the boyfriend demanded that the case be dropped.”
This follows up the report of a driver, Mayowa Adenuga, who was arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly stealing his boss’ Automated Teller Machine card and withdrawing over N2.7m.
PUNCH Metro gathered that 25-year-old Adenuga, who is also a computer expert, was employed as a driver by a lecturer at UNILAG, Prof. Simbo Banjoko. It was learnt that the suspect had driven Banjoko to the Bells University on the day of the incident.
While waiting for his boss on the university premises, the driver found Banjoko’s Zenith Bank ATM card in the car and hid it. When the victim did not notice that his ATM card was missing, Adenuga used a software to uncover the card’s PIN code.
After withdrawing N200,000 from the bank 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.
It was learnt that a total of N2,728,255 was withdrawn from the victim’s bank account. The theft of the ATM card was said to 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.