The EFCC said it immediately swung into action after the victim’s father, Mr. Oyewole Adebero, wrote a petition to the commission.
The anti-graft agency said investigations showed that the fraud was perpetrated by one Yusuf Balogun, who was using the nickname, Monica Donal.
Alabi was said to have masterminded the theft of $5,400 (Canadian dollars) from a catering entertainment outfit in Brantford, Canada, but the undergraduate whose account was used, was arrested in Toronto, Canada on charges of wire fraud.
The EFCC said, “Tony was expecting to receive his tuition from his dad, Mr. Oyewole Adebero, and did not suspect fraud when his account was credited by his bank. He, however, became worried when few days after, he got a call from his bank, TD Canada Trust Bank, asking for details of the person who had transferred money to his account, within 12 hours.
“Tony was said to have immediately called his father, who in turn, contacted a bureau de change operator, Kassim Ishola, who then said that he gave the money to one Idris Oni to transfer but Idris mentioned Balogun.
“According to Oni, Balogun identified one Bacon Jamie Cecil as the person that actually wired the funds to Tony in Canada. Unfortunately, Bacon Jamie Cecil was discovered to be a fake name, prompting the arrest of Tony in Canada. The undergraduate’s father subsequently wrote a petition to the EFCC on June 2, 2017.”
According to Mr. Adebero, his son was charged to court in Canada for engaging in Internet fraud.
Mr. Adebero explained that sometime in 2016, he approached his bank in Nigeria when he wanted to pay his son’s school fees in Thompson Rivers University, Canada, but had difficulty due to foreign exchange scarcity and stiff forex regulations.
In the midst of the challenge, he met a church member, one Mrs. Ibidola, who also had children schooling abroad. She introduced him to a bureau de change operator that would help transfer the funds to his son.
Investigation by the EFCC led to the arrest of the prime suspect, Balogun, aka Monica Donal, who resides in Lagos. SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>