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Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by Angelanest: 3:17pm On Apr 30, 2018
A businessman identified as Alex Best Odiegwu has raised an alarm after he was allegedly defrauded by a suspected scammer at Sheraton Hotel in Abuja after delivering some items valued at N220,000.00.

Read what the alleged victim shared on Facebook;

THIS MAN DEFRAUDED ME AT SHERATON HOTEL ABUJA:

On 9th April 2018, the man in this picture (now at large) walked into my office at Wuse Zone 3 Shopping Complex, Abuja. He said he needed some office items as he was setting up an office. There was a Mac mini device he needed which I did not have. I took him to EMAB Plaza where we searched but could not find the device. So we went to Silverbird where he bought an office table and a chair and he paid cash.

He succeeded in making me believe that he was indeed setting up an office. He then gave me an appointment to meet him the next day, 10th April, 2018, at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja where he claimed he was lodging. At about 7:30am the next day, he called me with 08147457422 to meet him at Sheraton Hotel. He asked me to bring along an Apple laptop (UK-used Mac book air) a pouch and a bag, all amounting to N220,000.00.

I met him at Sheraton having breakfast at the restaurant. I observed he was very cordial with the waiters and waitresses, even calling them by their first names. A man who apparently ate with him stood up from his table and hurriedly left. He told me he just paid the man for office shelves, table and chairs for his new office and he just transferred money. So I handed over the requested items. He tried to transfer money to me using his mobile app and it showed that his daily transaction limit had been exhausted. I did not know he was setting me up.

While I had no reason to doubt his genuineness but without knowing what prompted me, I took a picture of him without his knowledge. He then said he was going “upstairs” to bring his cheque book. He came back to the restaurant with an Eco Bank cheque booklet. He handed over a leaflet with my name and N220,000. Somehow I just looked at the amount and my name and dashed off with what I thought was “Eco Bank cheque”. I was in front of the bank when I saw I had an “Oceanic Bank cheque”. Why I did not see it earlier remains a mystery to me till date. I do not know if I was a victim of ‘jazz’ or I merely fell to two days mind conditioning.

As soon as I realized I was given an Oceanic Bank cheque fraud alert bell rang in my head because Oceanic Bank is not an existing bank. The cheque belongs to ‘Echefu Christoper Odinakachukwu’. I ran back to Sheraton. Lo, he had disappeared from the restaurant. I reported to the hotel officials and it turned out he was not a guest! Sheraton Restaurant staff said they had been looking for “us” to pay our bill of N14,000. They insisted I must pay for “our breakfast”, which was for three! I had to rally friends to come to my aid and the money was paid.


It took time before hotel staff would believe that I was a victim of fraud. We checked the Sheraton CCTV recordings together and saw how the conman ran away from the hotel without paying for the breakfast he took with his friend. The hotel chief security led me to lodge a report with SARS at Abattoir. They asked me to bring N50,000 to track the phone number, which I did not have. I however gave them N5,000 I had left on me. I have waited since then to see if the police would have, all to no avail. The police has not got back to me on any findings. The hotel management has also not said anything further. The line the man used (08147457422) never rang again after the incident.

I have decided to bring the issue to the good public, perhaps if the good people reading this can keep sharing this it may get to the fraudster or to people who know him would see it and call him out. It is also important to put this out to warn unsuspecting prospective victims to beware of this conman. He looks well fed, successful and innocent, which is very dangerous. I am just a young man struggling to make out my capital since I took to business after my graduation a few years ago. I took the laptop the fraudster defrauded me of from a neighbor, to sell with a little margin. This is how I survive. Not believing my story, the owner of the laptop reported me at the Zone 3 Complex Police Post. I have started paying back for the laptop in agreed staggered instalments.

PLEASE help me share this as far as possible. This evil man cannot steal N220,000.00 from a struggling young man, make me pay for his breakfast in Sheraton and go on with impunity to defraud other victims. Please share until he is arrested or he comes back to pay me my N220,000.00 and the N14,000.00 he left for me at Sheraton Hotel Abuja where he was forming 'bigman'.

Source; https://www.nationalhelm.co/2018/04/man-allegedly-defrauds-businessman-of-n220k-at-sheraton-hotel-in-abuja.html

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by SalamRushdie: 3:22pm On Apr 30, 2018
As a rule I never have any financial dealing or agreement with any man that has a big tummy and it has helped me thus far in life .. that big tummy didnt get there by mistake

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by Evablizin(f): 3:24pm On Apr 30, 2018




SARS, is one the problems we have in this Nigeria,someone is weeping because of 220k and they told him to bring 50k,like seriously?

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by Gracesofar(m): 3:30pm On Apr 30, 2018
SalamRushdie:
As a rule I never have any financial dealing or agreement with any man that has a big tummy and it has helped me thus far in life .. that big tummy didnt get there by mistake


Lolzzzzzz. Haba fa

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by owunabastard: 3:36pm On Apr 30, 2018
OP you are not a good psychologist, by mere looking at this man, we tell you he is dishonest

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by HtwoOw: 3:57pm On Apr 30, 2018
Somehow , i just hate the face of the man

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by nairavsdollars(f): 5:42pm On Apr 30, 2018
When two businessmen jam, one must surrender

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by NigeriaIsDoomed(m): 5:44pm On Apr 30, 2018
He will be arrested very soon. I know he is an APC member, they are fond of scamming Nigerians. grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by olatade(m): 5:45pm On Apr 30, 2018
[quote author=Burger01 post=67160596]It was written all over him....SCAM! The op was too jazzed to see well. I won't have any business deal with a face and tummy like that....No way! sad


enough gulder and star in that tummy

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by castrol180(m): 5:45pm On Apr 30, 2018
Ina mhen!
Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by redsquare(m): 5:46pm On Apr 30, 2018
As we speak, some seconday school lovers are planning that after their WAEC next month, they will study in the same University, graduate together, get jobs and marry each other. grin grin grin grin grin


Should we tell them the truth? grin grin grin

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by Ellabae(f): 5:47pm On Apr 30, 2018
Scammers everywhere

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by Nobody: 5:47pm On Apr 30, 2018
Go and deposit the cheque, when it bounces, he will be reported to the CBN, who will in turn hand the matter over to the EFCC.

I can assure you that that man will be fished out in less than three months.

If there is any crime that elicits quick response from all the law enforcement arms of this country, it is cheque forgery and issuance of dud cheques.

Issuing a dud cheque is a financial crime that carries at least 5 years prison term without an option of fine.

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by sexdoll: 5:48pm On Apr 30, 2018
O di egwu o!

Someone's name is odiegwu and you didn't think twice before doing business with him.

Well, you done see am now na abi?

Nwanne, ihe nke a, o di kwa egwu o!

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by frfr: 5:48pm On Apr 30, 2018
It's written all over him. You shoulda known.

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by princeadams11: 5:50pm On Apr 30, 2018
SalamRushdie:
As a rule I never have any financial dealing or agreement with any man that has a big tummy and it has helped me thus far in life .. that big tummy didnt get there by mistake
Bros, just be prayerful. Scammers can appear in any form it's not by size of belly or how good looking the person is. We all can be scammed regardless of how intelligent you are. Let's be prayerful. It's well

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by KrystosCJ(m): 5:50pm On Apr 30, 2018
OP, I sympathize with you. As a rule for me, I never do dealings in posh restaurants or eateries. Probably the aroma of the food and the allure of the surrounding made you think the guy was legit.

Ndo!

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by haqueurate(m): 5:51pm On Apr 30, 2018
sorry guy, next time never trust an igbo guy, especially the one who says "trust me"

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by KrystosCJ(m): 5:51pm On Apr 30, 2018
KOPT33:
Go and deposit the cheque, when it bounces, he will be reported to the CBN, who will in turn hand the matter over to the EFCC.

I can assure you that that man will be fished out in less than three years.

If there is any crime that elicits quick response from all the law enforcement arms of this country, it is cheque forgery and issuance of dud cheques.

Issuing a dud cheque is a financial crime that carries at least 5 years prison term without an option of fine.

Dud cheque from a defunct bank nko?

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by Holywizard(m): 5:51pm On Apr 30, 2018
The street is military

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by bejeria101(m): 5:52pm On Apr 30, 2018
You gave N5000 to SARS/POLICE? Hmmm!

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by Nobody: 5:54pm On Apr 30, 2018
KrystosCJ:


Dud cheque from a defunct bank nko?

It might be worth trying, although the likelihood of prosecution is very slim.

But the seller is a fool. Oceanic bank became defunct more than 6 years ago!!
Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by Zabilon007(m): 5:55pm On Apr 30, 2018
grin
Also report those SARS, they are trying to scam you 50k. Crime fighting is free!!!

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by SalamRushdie: 5:55pm On Apr 30, 2018
princeadams11:

Bros, just be prayerful. Scammers can appear in any form it's not by size of belly or how good looking the person is. We all can be scammed regardless of how intelligent you are. Let's be prayerful. It's well

Exactly ..a slim person stands a better chance of scamming me than a big bellied person ... I hardly give chance for anything in life with a man with big tummy nothing at all ..I don't even want business from them..its so bad if I walk into a church with and see a pastor with big belly I immediately walk out

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by NwaEzefuNaMba(m): 5:55pm On Apr 30, 2018
NigeriaIsDoomed:
He will be arrested very soon. I know he is an APC member, they are fond of scamming Nigerians. grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin



You are wicked!

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by Jethrolite(m): 5:58pm On Apr 30, 2018
Sars requested for N50k to track number. Nigeria!

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by KrystosCJ(m): 5:58pm On Apr 30, 2018
KOPT33:


It might be worth trying, although the likelihood of prosecution is very slim.

But the seller is a fool. Oceanic bank became defunct more than 6 years ago!!

I was thinking the same way too. If you go to cash the cheque, you may just be arrested instead of the issuer.

Easy bro. You're a bit harsh. I'm sure he's realized his mistake the hard way.

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by Abeos(m): 6:01pm On Apr 30, 2018
KOPT33:
Go and deposit the cheque, when it bounces, he will be reported to the CBN, who will in turn hand the matter over to the EFCC.

I can assure you that that man will be fished out in less than three years.

If there is any crime that elicits quick response from all the law enforcement arms of this country, it is cheque forgery and issuance of dud cheques.

Issuing a dud cheque is a financial crime that carries at least 5 years prison term without an option of fine.

Oga maybe you will also mention the branch he should go maybe Oceanic bank is still operating in your area angry

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by erico2k2(m): 6:02pm On Apr 30, 2018
KOPT33:


It might be worth trying, although the likelihood of prosecution is very slim.

But the seller is a fool. Oceanic bank became defunct more than 6 years ago!!
That wont happen as the cheque wont be accepted
No need calling the seller a FOOL as this can happen to anybody you inclusive!

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Re: Man Scammed Businessman Of N220K At Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. Photos by bomsybomsy(m): 6:02pm On Apr 30, 2018
Nigerian's should stop taking there problem to the police to solve,They are all useless set of criminals working for there pocket. Going to the police station is like going to ask for an increment to your problems..They most ask for money and after that more money & more money,Until your regret being a nigerian






WHO IS THAT IDIOTIC SAYING BAIL IS FREE.ARE YOU A NIGERIAN OR AN AMERICAN CITIZEN.?

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