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Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by eherbal(m): 6:48am On Mar 07, 2018
Phone trickster: Woman disguises as best friend’s lover, defrauds her of N3.7m, car

Detectives at the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, are unravelling a case of fraud involving an asthmatic patient, Bose (Deborah) Bamidele.

PUNCH Metro learnt that the 26-year-old Ikole, Ekiti State indigene, manipulated the voice setting of her phone and pretended to be different persons to defraud her best friend, identified only as Abimbola, of N3.7m, and another woman, Glory Etuk, of about N1m.

Our correspondent gathered that Bamidele met 30-year-old Abimbola in the Anthony area of Lagos State sometime in 2016.

The duo became close friends after the suspect claimed that she had no relatives and her husband and children were dead.

As the friendship grew, the suspect invented a character, Dapo Awosika, whom she said just returned from the United States and could make a good suitor for Abimbola.

Through telephone calls and Whatsapp chats, Bamidele (while acting as Awosika) defrauded Abimbola of N3.7m.

She allegedly created more characters, including an elderly female evangelist, through whom she persuaded her second victim, Etuk, to part with about N1m.

The police had received a petition from Abimbola and arrested Bamidele, expecting her to produce her collaborators only to discover that she allegedly masterminded the whole act.

Abimbola, who worked with an advert agency, told PUNCH Metro on Tuesday that she could not believe that her best friend was behind her ordeal.

She said, “I met her in 2016 when I rented a new apartment at Anthony. She worked as the manager of a cleaner’s on my street and I patronised the shop. She told me that she needed help and that her children and husband had died. I pitied her and shared everything I had with her.

“Last year, she said her late husband’s family usually performed a ritual whenever a person died in their family and that they would bring the person’s spirit back to life to give information about his fortunes. Later, she said her late husband had spoken and he said he had a house on Banana Island. She said she was worth billions of naira and needed some money to clear some of the property. I gave her some money.

“We were more than friends; we were sisters. In September 2017, she introduced me to one Dapo Awosika, whom she said was her late husband’s friend. I talked to the man on the telephone. She was the intermediary and sometimes gave me the guy’s message.”


She said the suspect later approached her on behalf of Awosika, saying that his mother was sick at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State, and he needed her (Abimbola’s) Toyota Corolla to move around.

The victim said after releasing the car, she was surprised when it was not returned as promised.

“While we were on this, she said the man needed money to treat the sick mother because he could not access his money in the US. She sent me three account numbers and I sent money in three tranches that totalled about N3.7m,” she added.

The bubble, however, burst when Abimbola reportedly found the suspect on Facebook posing with her car.

Abimbola said she also read some posts of Bamidele celebrating her daughter’s birthday; whereas she had said all her children were dead.

She said after some more investigations, she discovered that the owner of one of the three account numbers she sent money to, whom the suspect claimed was a doctor at UCH, Ibadan, was actually based in Lagos.

The woman said when the matter was reported to the police, she further discovered that her virtual boyfriend, Awosika, the supposed sick mother, and other persons she spoke with, never existed and the suspect only invented them to defraud her of the money and her car.

“She bears seven names, including Stella, Lucy, Richie and Awuwa. She is Dapo (Awosika) and Dapo’s sister, Modinat, who called me on the telephone and said I should be patient about my car. The police recovered the car at Ladipo market where it was put up for sale.

“While I was in shock at the police station, a woman called her telephone line and a policeman picked the call. The caller said she wanted to speak with Mummy Elizabeth who lives in Abuja. That was when we knew I was not the only one she had been defrauding,” Abimbola said.

The second victim, Etuk, who was still visibly shaken by the revelations, told PUNCH Metro that she met Bamidele in 2014 at a cleaner’s owned by her (Etuk’s) ex-boyfriend.

After losing contact with her, she said they met again in 2016 and the suspect claimed to be in dire need of accommodation.

“I had a shop in Surulere where I sold artificial hair. I asked her if she could squat there and she said yes. So, I partitioned the shop because of her and she started living there. I took her as my sister and loved her more than my blood. I talked to her dad, sister and two of her uncles –Uncle Joe and Brother Dapo.

“I never knew what was happening until last Friday, when I could not reach her on the telephone and I decided to call Mummy Elizabeth, an evangelist based in Abuja whom she calls grandma. I called many times but the phone rang out.

“Later, a man picked the call and I told him to give the phone to mummy. He said I could not talk to her because she was busy. He cut the call. When I called back, the man interrogated me before saying Mummy Elizabeth had an accident on the Third Mainland Bridge.

“I was surprised because I spoke to the old woman the previous night and she didn’t tell me she was coming to Lagos. I wondered how she could be on the Third Mainland Bridge that day,” she said.

She noted that she called Bamidele’s number to inform her of the purported accident, but she was unreachable, adding that she was surprised when Bamidele was brought by some policemen to her shop some minutes later.

She said Abimbola, who was with the policemen, narrated how the suspect defrauded her (Abimbola).

“Abimbola told me that she (Bamidele) was the Mummy Elizabeth I had been speaking with. I asked her and she (Bamidele) confirmed it. That was when I knew I was done for. She always told me that her sister was sick, and so far, I have lent her about N1m. I borrowed money from two microfinance banks. A daily contribution is included. I operate two bank accounts, and I can’t even boast of N500 in any of the accounts.

“It was Mummy Elizabeth that usually convinced me on the telephone to lend her money that the brother would pay me back. At times, her father would call me to thank me for caring for his daughter. Even Uncle Joe, I talked to him often until he fell sick last September. And that sickness took so much money from me. I thought we were family,” she added.

Bamidele, who was paraded at Zone 2, told our correspondent that she played all the roles.

The suspect demonstrated how she deceived her victims by changing the voice settings in her phone.

Bamidele, who claimed to be from a broken home, said she was ready to face the consequences of her actions.

She said, “I had a boyfriend that time and I told him that I worked with Unilever Plc and the man thought that I earned a lot of money. Abimbola was sending money to me (as Awosika) and I spent the money lavishly. I also collected her car, which my boyfriend thought was mine.

“The second woman had already fallen victim to all my lies. I had asked her to lend me some money, which she did through a microfinance bank. I needed more and I called her as Mummy Elizabeth. I am Dapo (Awosika), Modinat, Mummy Elizabeth, Uncle Joe, Daddy. I played all the roles. I am sorry for everything. I am ready to face the consequences of my actions.”

The Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, warned Nigerians to avoid sending money to strangers.

She said, “Investigations are ongoing into the case and the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2, Ibrahim Adamu, has ordered that the case be charged to court at the end of investigations.”



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Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by Samusu(m): 6:52am On Mar 07, 2018
Oshei
Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by eherbal(m): 7:03am On Mar 07, 2018
that woman is baaaaaaaaaa Gan grin

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Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by SenselessIdiot: 7:06am On Mar 07, 2018
I love this. A very smart lady

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Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by Nutase: 7:09am On Mar 07, 2018
Greed is the only reason people like this are still in business.

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Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by Jabioro: 7:26am On Mar 07, 2018
Bamidele lives on tricks and would suffer it on tricks.The senders need to be blame a little..Dealing with ferosous wolf does take much time to detect.
Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by eherbal(m): 7:30am On Mar 07, 2018
SenselessIdiot:
I love this. A very smart lady
awon eyan Walter White grin

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Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by OrestesDante(m): 7:56am On Mar 07, 2018
angry
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Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by salbis(m): 2:13pm On Mar 07, 2018
YOUR BEST FRIEND COULD BE YOUR WORST ENEMY!

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Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by miqos02(m): 2:13pm On Mar 07, 2018
Chai
Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by Mandrake007(m): 2:13pm On Mar 07, 2018
Nairaland girls are not smiling ooh they are now fraudsters shocked

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Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by free2ryhme: 2:14pm On Mar 07, 2018
cheesy cheesy
Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by nairavsdollars(f): 2:14pm On Mar 07, 2018
Afonjas and crime =bread and butter

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Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by samuelchimmy(m): 2:15pm On Mar 07, 2018
Q
Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by ifyalways(f): 2:15pm On Mar 07, 2018
Interesting times

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Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by binsanni(m): 2:16pm On Mar 07, 2018
see her hand just dey like cattapot cheesy cheesy
Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by McAausim: 2:18pm On Mar 07, 2018
Yawn...... lipsrsealed undecided
Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by dazzlingd: 2:19pm On Mar 07, 2018
SenselessIdiot:
I love this. A very smart lady

nothing to love in a fraudster

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Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by Lexusgs430: 2:19pm On Mar 07, 2018
Everibodi wan hammer .....
Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by sotall(m): 2:19pm On Mar 07, 2018
Ok
Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by maclatunji: 2:19pm On Mar 07, 2018
The police have not discovered half of her loot from the comment she has made. By the way, should we not be reading this only after she has been properly convicted?
Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by Cutehector(m): 2:20pm On Mar 07, 2018
Women sef. I wonder where they leave their senses when falling in love
Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by wink2015: 2:20pm On Mar 07, 2018
FEAR SMALL PEOPLE.

Smallie that steal like fire.

SMALL BUT MIGHTY!

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Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by feelgoodstuffs(m): 2:21pm On Mar 07, 2018
Eleyi gidi gan o shocked
Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by AlexCk: 2:23pm On Mar 07, 2018
A true Con artist.

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Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by BlackPantherxXx: 2:24pm On Mar 07, 2018
Common sense isn't so COMMON.

Poorly constructed lies yet people with functional brains are falling for them.

She should face the consequences....
Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by Batam(m): 2:24pm On Mar 07, 2018
She looks innocent but her mind is full of darkness.
Ole ole (lazy brat) Yahoo Yahoo

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Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by RogueX: 2:25pm On Mar 07, 2018
Bunch of stupid people

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Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by ositadima1(m): 2:31pm On Mar 07, 2018
She has a high IQ.

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Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by blackbeau1(f): 2:32pm On Mar 07, 2018
*singing*Hu Hu Hu Hu. ... this is super story , a life of strife and sorrow
So she gave a guy she has not seen before 3.7m naira cheesy

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Re: Woman Disguises As Best Friend’s Lover, Defrauds Her Of N3.7m, Car by ReneeNuttall(f): 2:33pm On Mar 07, 2018
See how she looks retched despite all the money she made.

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