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How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by JohnnySarz(m): 8:41pm On Mar 24, 2015
Some people can be very deceitful and wicked!

I had to type very fast,,, so sorry if i made any gramatical errors

NOTE!!! It took me time to narrate my experience,, So please try and read to the end and also learn.. as It happened This Week!!!



Ok let me go straight to what happened..

A room mate of mine stole my 2 ATM cards (first Bank and Gtbank) cards and made a withdrawal of N120,000 around 5:16AM on sunday morning at an atm spot(Hall 1) not too far from my hostel (i stay at hall 3) in Uniben.. (he got to know my pin because the pin i use to unlock my phone is the same pin i used as my ATM pin of one of my cards (firstbank))

So that morning i did not receive any alert because my phone was down because we get power supply problems on sundays.. As usual. we all eat together from one Plate ( the whole room) and the thief also joined us..

that evening..the guy asked me to follow him to drink pepper soup and palm wine outside campus with some other of his friends.. at first i was surprised because.. i never followed him anywhere before and also he asked only Me to follow them. i decided to follow him anyways cos its hard to reject free things. So i decided to use that opportunity to also withdraw some money for the week cos i was left with just 2h...

After taking my bath and dressing.. i checked my bag and couldn't find my ATM cards.. Ah!.. i searched and searched and searched.. for almost 30MIN and couldnt find my cards.. by then the Guy was calling me to tell me that they were still waiting downstairs that i should come.. So i told him to Go.. few min latr he called again then i told him "Guy someone has taken my cards i cant join you guys please Go without me"

Then i decided to put on my phone so i could call my bank to block the cards... Lo and Behold!!! i got 12 ALERTS N20,000 was withdrawn 6 times from my first bank account and also Atm charges of N65 was taken 6 times making it 12 alerts.. so then i called firstbank and Blocked my card.. also i called GTB (took them 40min to answer) to block my Gtb master card too..



Immediately i On my laptop and logged in my online banking and found out that the fraudulent withdrawal was made few meters away from my hostel.. and also that nothing was taken from my GTB (because i used a different PIN)

Being an experienced person and also an ICT expert i was not worried at all..i knew the person was going to be caught.. but different thought passed through my mind.. My room mates including the culprit began to make suggestions.. saying it was my friends, a mistake from the bank, etc.. all i told them was The Person wey steal my money day here right now and i will fish the person out

i kept my cool and started watching movies on my laptop and also told my loved ones via chat..

6:00AM the next morning (MONDAY) i woke up, greet my room mates, dressed as if i was going to class.. few minutes later i came with the school security and then they took all my room mates including me to their office. we all got there then we were given some form to fill and also make statement.. after all that.. the security men began to threaten everybody.. saying.. There was a surveillance camera at that ATM spot.. that whoever took the money should own up.. or face the wrath of the full school security when the tape is finally recovered and played from the bank (it was access bank ATM the guy used)

still nobody said anything.. after enough waiting, threatening and all.. we all came to a conclusion that we should visit access bank for the tape.. just before then one of my room mate came to me and made a suggession saying "Osas i get one idea, make u go tell them say u wan bring out your Account number so that they go give one day make the person go pay in the money else they go con go access bank for the tape.. you know say the person fit day fear now and he nogo wan talk here" angry angry angry

Shoooooo grin .. at first i refused.. then later after thinking about it and also suspecting the guy that made that suggestion (sharp guy) i went and told the security men.. they told the lady in charge and we all agreed. i wrote out my bank details and made sure they all collect it.. (altho some ddnt) . then they told us all to come back there 9AM the next day..

i went to the bukka and eat with my last 2h. then went back to the room and slept.. when i woke up and checked my phone.. guess what i found cool cool N65,000 angry was credited to my account with a foreign name grin grin "Joseph Collins" ... OK O white man .. i went alone to the security office and alerted them


Later I and some of my smart room mates began to deduce and do some thinking.. all fingers were pointing to that guy... who made that suggestion.. because

1. He made that suggestion,
2. He made a comment when we were leaving the security office that "What if na 80k the person go pay.. Osas go just rest" i heard it but pretended i ddnt hear it..
3. He was acting rather strange and stupidly nice to me.. saying things that ddnt make sense and all that (guilty conscience.. smh)
4. as at the time i received the alert.. everybody's location was know except


So it was now remaining 55k.. so before he came.. me and all of my room mates after reaching the conclusion that it was him who stole the money decided to goto the security office behind his back and tell them what we arrived at.. 3 of us left... as we were going we met one of our other room mate (a final year student).. He suggested we use Boiz to retrieve the remaining part.. we said no!!! that they might just kill him and then it turns into a cultism case.. so he joined us.. after alerting the security officials.. they told us not to confront him.. that we should just play along.. and come as earlier planed 9AM the next day

OH! what a Long night of pretence! one of us said.. but we just had to play along...

That night (yesteday night) the guy came back to room and started his wierd and strange behaviour again.. He was scared.. he wanted to know if i would withdraw the case.. he wanted to know if i would use spiritual means... But he never owned up... even when we all used style to ask him... He even made stupid statements like " The person wey theif this Osas money Go collect!.. he go chop beating" and other similar stupid comments.. He ddnt know we already knew it was him.. we all Just pretended..

He called me to the corner and said.. "that person for even send u SMS sef if he day fear" ..... SHoooOOO shocked shocked shocked .. I played along

Then this morning. "The deal day" as some of my room mates called it.. we all woke up... and also used style to say "if u know u took OSas money.. better come out now se we settle it as a family" the idiot still ddnt talk.. he even Joined us and eat.. Ok.. sharp Guy..

so we left together for the security office.. we all left except the guy... we walked downstairs.. pasts some blocks and was about leaving the hostel entrance when i got an anonymous call.. the person said "Osas Check your phone.. i don send you text" I recognised the the voice instantly then checked my phone to see this text


Then immediatly 2 of my room mates went back to the room and brought the guy down to come and confess.. by then people gathered and began asking questions.. this Guy denied FLAT saying he knows nothing about no text and about no money... we then proceeded to the security office.. by then people began advicing him to own up to the crime else it might be too late for him.. i even met him personally and told him i was ready to forgive him.. His eyes began to turn red,,, still he denied.. then few minutes later he confessed to the eldest person in my room (there at the security office) that he took my ATM cards and made the withdrawals.. then he was presented to the security officers for interrogation,,, as that was being done... i received another alert. that N20,000 has be paid by the same Joseph Collins into my acc (confirming the fact that he had an accomplice)


The Head of the security officials there (a woman) was really an angel... she acted like a mother and asked us not to be violent about it that the guy was tempte and he fell for it or he is under a curse ir was pushed by a bad spirit.. so we then gave him a deadline to pay the remaining balance which is 35k...

So my fellow nairalanders.. can you guys see how heartless some persons can be? i've been thinking about it since morning and i felt really disappointed.. This was the Guy i allow to wear my shoes, use my phones whenever he likes.. I attended his Matric and snapped with him (2days to this incidence) and took him like a brother..

i couldn't stop wondering "IF I HAD GONE WITH HIM TO DRINK PEPPER SOUP THAT DAY.. WHAT WOULD HE HAVE DONE TO ME,, POISON me I guess..

Well i thank God for my life and all he did for the culprit to be exposed under 2 days..

MAke una help me thank God

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by Nobody: 8:48pm On Mar 24, 2015
I hate thieves. Just like my friends roomie back in da day,this one was a kleptomaniac. She could steal anything ranging from panties ,to phone case,to face powder to someone else's recommended contact lenses.

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by JohnnySarz(m): 8:50pm On Mar 24, 2015
vjsmiles:
i no read again.... angry
Guy i was typing fast

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by vjsmiles: 8:51pm On Mar 24, 2015
JohnnySarz:

Guy i was typing fast

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by Nobody: 9:00pm On Mar 24, 2015
Interesting...
10 years after graduating the thief will not have a good job n he'll be wondering why life is so hard.

Do evil n evil shall follow u. Do good and goodness shall follow u

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by galadima77(m): 9:02pm On Mar 24, 2015
guy congrats n keep d faith....learn not to trust anyone till they earn it.

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by majamajic(m): 9:06pm On Mar 24, 2015
Thank your God , had it been u hope on the cctv camera . Most of the cameras are just there, including police reports before they will play the camera for u.
Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by chidekings(m): 9:09pm On Mar 24, 2015
the guy na amateur.if na me,with this ur narrative,guy u go dry looking for that money

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by BasseyJ(m): 9:10pm On Mar 24, 2015
It's a long read sha, but entertaining. Some people are just heartless, I thank God I never experienced such, even during the year I lived in the schools hostel. N btw, I don't think he wanted to poison you, maybe he wanted to enter your good graces so you'll be like '' it can't be him na, after all he bought me pepper soup'''

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by Nobody: 9:14pm On Mar 24, 2015
Interesting story. The guy really has liver! I like the way you guys handled it, but you'll be lucky to get the remaining 35K back sha.

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by Nobody: 9:14pm On Mar 24, 2015
vjsmiles:
i no read again.... angry


Lol.... same thing I was thinking. he went straight to the point and it was still dis long cheesy

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by andrew12(m): 9:22pm On Mar 24, 2015
Menh sometime you don't disgrace a friend thief, you just take them to the corner and warn themnot to do it again and they might be usefull to you in the near future maybe stealing an exam script or so not all common thiefs is a Bad thing this is Naija ............ maybe he had come from one of all this Ghetto I had many experience wid my child hood friend even though i was from a Good home.

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by JohnnySarz(m): 9:23pm On Mar 24, 2015
Tandullceblog:



Lol.... same thing I was thinking. he went straight to the point and it was still dis long cheesy

i leave some part out sef... The past 2 days was really LOOOONG for me

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by Nobody: 9:34pm On Mar 24, 2015
vjsmiles:
i no read again.... angry
Must u quote d whole post as long asit is? U shud go learn the ethics of quoting on nairalanbd.
Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by dmxsyntax(m): 9:36pm On Mar 24, 2015
I've bn telling people never to put much trust on friends and to learn how to use enemy because enemy has much to fear than a friend.And to me I prefer to treat my enemy nicely to my friend.I THINK I LIKE THIS STORY

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by funkyjms: 9:38pm On Mar 24, 2015
I'm happy 'cos of two things

*You retrieved your money from him with no casualty
*He was not expelled

But he shouldn't try this shi!!t for Unilorin ooo
Once your matter enter security unit, dasall!
Stupidly, SDC will allow the school to chop your tuition fee till final year before dem go expel you give you compulsory convocation!
You go even wear gown join, grin snap photograph sef, grin whether you smile, bone, cry na your wahala grin grin
A week to convocation, you go just see your photo for calender, offence being "gross indiscipline"
**memories** chai! unilorin no try at all!! undecided undecided undecided

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by adonisgold: 9:51pm On Mar 24, 2015
Something like this happened to me in school too, I gave my roommate 20k to keep for me when I resumed he started telling me bullshit. This was in 2002, 20k was not beans. Well, I got boys to harass him and he eventually paid but I didn't use the money for anything worthwhile, me and the boys drank up the money in 3 days. I suffered that semester sha.
Take it easy on your friend, after all, the money na yahoo money.

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by adonisgold: 9:53pm On Mar 24, 2015
funkyjms:
I'm happy 'cos of two things

*You retrieved your money from him with no casualty
*He was not expelled

But he shouldn't try this shi!!t for Unilorin ooo
Once your matter enter security unit, dasall!
Stupidly, SDC will allow the school to chop your tuition fee till final year before dem go expel you give you compulsory convocation!
You go even wear gown join, grin snap photograph sef, grin whether you smile, bone, cry na your wahala grin grin
A week to convocation, you go just see your photo for calender, offence being "gross indiscipline"
**memories** chai! unilorin no try at all!! undecided undecided undecided
So them expel you? Pele, wetin you do?

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by funkyjms: 9:55pm On Mar 24, 2015
adonisgold:

So them expel you? Pele, wetin you do?

Lol...I know someone would say this! cheesy cheesy

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by Nobody: 10:05pm On Mar 24, 2015
Some enemies are better than some so-called friends.

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by Nobody: 10:16pm On Mar 24, 2015
JohnnySarz:


i leave some part out sef... The past 2 days was really LOOOONG for me


Lol... glad u got ur money back... at least part of it tho

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by JohnnySarz(m): 10:29pm On Mar 24, 2015
adonisgold:
Something like this happened to me in school too, I gave my roommate 20k to keep for me when I resumed he started telling me bullshit. This was in 2002, 20k was not beans. Well, I got boys to harass him and he eventually paid but I didn't use the money for anything worthwhile, me and the boys drank up the money in 3 days. I suffered that semester sha.
Take it easy on your friend, after all, the money na yahoo money.

SMH... When they see young ppl doing well they say its yahoo... Bro.. i have been saving since 100l nd m now in 300.. shay u still think its yahoo money?

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by Bowaley17(m): 10:42pm On Mar 24, 2015
ok
Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by Noneroone(m): 10:48pm On Mar 24, 2015
All these alerts u re recieving alone diaris God oo grin lemme send my acct no so dat i will testify wit u.

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by Nobody: 11:04pm On Mar 24, 2015
chidekings:
the guy na amateur.if na me,with this ur narrative,guy u go dry looking for that money
^^ that's a pro speaking grin

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by lalasticlala(m): 10:11am On Mar 25, 2015
Mmmhh

Interesting
Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by martincbarton: 10:15am On Mar 25, 2015
hmmmmmmmmm You have a terrible roommate.

Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by boolet: 10:15am On Mar 25, 2015
Stealing sef na hard work oo. Not for the feeble-minded. The guy na rookie. cheesy

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by steppin: 10:15am On Mar 25, 2015
Bro, pele o!

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Re: How My Roommate Stole 120,000 Naira From My ATM Card And How I Caught Him by layinkakeem(m): 10:15am On Mar 25, 2015
grin cheesy
An idle hand is the devil's workshop,
But an idle friend is the devil himself

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