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How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by mabeni(m): 10:57pm On Aug 31, 2020
embarassedi went to Alaba international market to buy a set of Tokunbo Home Theatre. Luckily/ unfortunately for me i asked around and i was directed to a shop where i would find my choice. I got to the shop and i specifically told them I want a SAMSUNG Home Theater and the search began. They tested 3 diferrent sets but the last one got my attention and I asked for the price.

The seller (shop owner) told me it was 55k and i negotiated it to 25k and he asked me pay. I requested for his account details but he declined saying he doesn't take transfers. I quickly went to use POS, came back and asked for the SAMSUNG SETS i had priced be tested to avoid foul play. It was tested and i confirmed it. I paid, receipt was issued to me but without going through my receipt, I wrote my name and signed because i never suspected scam.

Now, it was time for me to leave with my purchases and the boy boy told me "the engine/DVD to the home theater i bought does not support or work with electricity but strictly works for only generator ". I asked him to repeat himself and he did. The statement didn't make sense to me. He then suggested he could swap the engine/DVD of the SAMSUNG Home Theater i bought for another one that uses electricity. I sensed foul play and asked him why he didn't tell me these before making payment.

Note: the owner of the shop had gone out when boy boy was telling me this.
Luckily, he came back to meet us arguing. I narrated what his boy told me about the sound system they sold for me he affirmed to it that the engine/DVD doesn't use electricity. I got confused and demanded for a refund. These guys refused. Insisting I take another DVD...i refused either that i preferred what i bought. They refused me going with what I bought. This infuriated a lot of noise and here comes in an elderly man who claimed to be the landlord of the shop.

He asked me what was wrong, i told him and he slapped the Boy boy. At this point, i knew I was being scammed but was helpless as well. It was just only me against Alaba boys. The elderly man asked me to calm down that he was there to help me out bla bla bla and requested to see the receipt that was issued to me me. Lo and behold, the subwoofer and the other 3 small speakers was not included in the receipt. They only wrote the engine/DVD they claimed doesn't use nepa light and even boldly put NO WOOFER & NO SPEAKERS. (indirect or indirectly, i only paid 25k for just the DVD player )

The truth was, i never saw these errors before the arrival of the elderly man. he pointed out the errors and finally told me they don't refund money in ALABA that it was all a trick and the trick was for me to pay any amount cos the sound system i bought was more than 25k that i would have to add more money for me to go with it. I insisted i don't have more money to add and they insisted i take a Chinese product. I no gree.

To cut it short, i finally found out the elderly man was part of them. His job was to distract and calm their victim down. At the end of it all, i only got the subwoofer and 3 small speakers. The ENGINE/DVD was not given to me.

This was my sad experience today in the hands of some heartless Nigerians.

That is the face of the SHOP OWNER. TRUE CALLER shows his name as BEN.


acunnon, do you know this man?

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by mabeni(m): 11:01pm On Aug 31, 2020
BEN, you and your colleagues will never know peace for defrauding me my hard earned money. You even had the guts to tell me that you too wants to driver BENZ.

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by temmienewells(m): 11:04pm On Aug 31, 2020
Better thank God say you carry something go house, you self no too try sha.

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by Enskynelson(m): 11:19pm On Aug 31, 2020
How won't average Nigerian have trust issues? This is bad.

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by mabeni(m): 11:33pm On Aug 31, 2020
temmienewells:
Better thank God say you carry something go house, you self no too try sha.
what did I do wrong?

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by SEGLIZ: 11:39pm On Aug 31, 2020
mabeni:
BEN, you and your colleagues will never know peace for defrauding me my hard earned money. You even had the guts to tell me that you too wants to driver BENZ.

that same Benz would kill him.
I repeat, government isn't our problem but we as Nigerians are our own enemy. not matter how genuine a thing is we Nigerians would turn it fraudulent.

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by 2cribz: 3:49am On Sep 01, 2020
In broadday lighht. Hw can u buy home theater for 25k. When i be dey schl the lowest lg home theater branf new as at 2010 was 35k. Dem scam u well. You for just buy online. lol. Say home theater dey no work with light ,na only gen. Nawa o. So if light dey,u go off light turn on your gen. See stupid excuse. My guy avoid tokunbo or buy online, ah wetin.
Alaba boys don show u strong tin

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by AllOfUsAtManna(f): 4:07am On Sep 01, 2020
old format cheesy

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by andyanders: 4:12am On Sep 01, 2020
mabeni:
BEN, you and your colleagues will never know peace for defrauding me my hard earned money. You even had the guts to tell me that you too wants to driver BENZ.


Ameeeeeeen. That guy looks much like an armed robber to me, than what he says he does.

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by marshalcarter: 5:26am On Sep 01, 2020
Alaba people grin welcome bro

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by Collins4u1(m): 5:59am On Sep 01, 2020
How are you pricing a complete set of home theater 25k.

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by femi4: 6:17am On Sep 01, 2020
Oh, so you know acunnon and you didn't go through him. You're now calling him out if he knows the man.

Computer village/Alaba international is not for novice

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by ridwanlawal: 6:29am On Sep 01, 2020
And this is the best time to invite VILLAGE PEOPLE into the matter

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by mabeni(m): 7:24am On Sep 01, 2020
2cribz:
In broadday lighht. Hw can u buy home theater for 25k. When i be dey schl the lowest lg home theater branf new as at 2010 was 35k. Dem scam u well. You for just buy online. lol. Say home theater dey no work with light ,na only gen. Nawa o. So if light dey,u go off light turn on your gen. See stupid excuse. My guy avoid tokunbo or buy online, ah wetin.
Alaba boys don show u strong tin
Bros, i was not a greedy type and no be sey i choose home theater wey dey too big.. See ehn, this could happen to anyone without this kind of experience.
I learnt my lessons tho

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by mabeni(m): 7:30am On Sep 01, 2020
ridwanlawal:
And this is the best time to invite VILLAGE PEOPLE into the matter
honestly, i would have if i had my way. The money pain me to my marrow. I couldn't sleep. Cried through the night. Make i no lie you, i for do that man juju if to sey i get. Though, i have reported this to EFCC and policeng on social media,. E pain no be small

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by mabeni(m): 7:31am On Sep 01, 2020
femi4:
Oh, so you know acunnon and you didn't go through him. You're now calling him out if he know the man.

Computer village/Alaba international is not for novice
well, this wasn't my first time buying stuff from alaba by myself bro. It's just what it is.

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by EagleNest(m): 7:33am On Sep 01, 2020
Too bad! I hate these kind of fraudulent traders. They abound in Alaba, Computer Village and Ladipo based on my experience. They scam anyone regardless of tribe. I suggest this matter should have been reported to police. But in another thought, police might scam u too add.

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by mabeni(m): 7:37am On Sep 01, 2020
Collins4u1:
How are you pricing a complete set of home theater 25k.
what is wrong pricing a used sets for 25k? If e no gree shey be you tell me no and i go comot go another place. No be sey i dey greedy but na my budget be that.

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by ALABACONNECT(m): 7:56am On Sep 01, 2020
donproject:
See Igbos ehn...that's how they will run their republic if given. Experience I had with them in Enugu last week chai, I hate them more with passion. They call it smartness but these people are the reason Nigerians are known worldwide for their corruptions. It runs in their blood....ole, gbewiri, apomolekun jaye, jaguda paali, awon alafowora bi shina rambo.

I won't say much...I was defrauded in that same Alaba by a guy known as Bright in 2016, I swear for him shah but to my disdain, the guy is now in Italy after duping his boss and ran
This is a tribalistic shot. It shouldn't be bro. If you check out the whole scene of the fraudulent acts you get to see, the perpetrators capitalises on greed.

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by NnamdiN: 8:03am On Sep 01, 2020
mabeni:
what did I do wrong?
next time in alaba, do not listen to anyone standing by the roadside. Theyre all hustlers without shops.
Enter inside the market and even at that, do not pay until they've packaged and tested everything you asked for.
Also try to have someone in any market you're unfamiliar with. I cannot for any reason, go to any market in lagos without contacting someone who's on ground there and familiar with the environment.
You were greedy, which samsung home theater will you get for 25k? Even if na 10th hand?

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by NnamdiN: 8:08am On Sep 01, 2020
donproject:
See Igbos ehn...that's how they will run their republic if given. Experience I had with them in Enugu last week chai, I hate them more with passion. They call it smartness but these people are the reason Nigerians are known worldwide for their corruptions. It runs in their blood....ole, gbewiri, apomolekun jaye, jaguda paali, awon alafowora bi shina rambo.

I won't say much...I was defrauded in that same Alaba by a guy known as Bright in 2016, I swear for him shah but to my disdain, the guy is now in Italy after duping his boss and ran
I wonder how heavy your chest will be anytime you realize these same Igbos are stuck with you in the one Nigeria contraption? grin I can assure you, by tomorrow more of them will cross the Niger so keep hating them

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by UDUJ(m): 8:09am On Sep 01, 2020
First time I am hearing of a DVD drive that only works with generator and not Nepa undecided

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by Sommydisaster(m): 8:09am On Sep 01, 2020
grin grin

E be things, man's face looks familiar tho

For you mabeni, sorry for the money loss...... Hope you learned one or few things


donproject:
See Igbos ehn...that's how they will run their republic if given. Experience I had with them in Enugu last week chai, I hate them more with passion. They call it smartness but these people are the reason Nigerians are known worldwide for their corruptions. It runs in their blood....ole, gbewiri, apomolekun jaye, jaguda paali, awon alafowora bi shina rambo.

I won't say much...I was defrauded in that same Alaba by a guy known as Bright in 2016, I swear for him shah but to my disdain, the guy is now in Italy after duping his boss and ran

Bro keep your mouth shut, if only you know many Lagos indigenes that are the architect of this scam program

Don't post shit, just because you want likes or cause traffic

I wonder how you'd act if you had powers..... SMH

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by 2cribz: 8:14am On Sep 01, 2020
Dah home theater na olden days panel dey inside cos how a whole home theater no work with nepa or phcn,na only gen . Shey na light abi na the same gen dem use test am for you,whoever explain that nonsense need 3 days slapping..
mabeni:
Bros, i was not a greedy type and no be sey i choose home theater wey dey too big.. See ehn, this could happen to anyone without this kind of experience.
I learnt my lessons tho

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by Nobody: 8:21am On Sep 01, 2020
I don't buy electronics in big markets.
They will read your mumu level before dealing with you.

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by muller101(m): 8:24am On Sep 01, 2020
donproject:
See Igbos ehn...that's how they will run their republic if given. Experience I had with them in Enugu last week chai, I hate them more with passion. They call it smartness but these people are the reason Nigerians are known worldwide for their corruptions. It runs in their blood....ole, gbewiri, apomolekun jaye, jaguda paali, awon alafowora bi shina rambo.

I won't say much...I was defrauded in that same Alaba by a guy known as Bright in 2016, I swear for him shah but to my disdain, the guy is now in Italy after duping his boss and ran
The good bad and the evil are all scattered across the world. I needed 10acres for my project. I was directed to someone. The owner of the property, we went together to inspect the place, he told me the land is 10acres. We struk a deal and I agreed to do a transfer and other paperwork will follow.
In the evening I took my tape went there to measure the land. Guess what? the land was 6.7 acres. A Yoruba man from Oyo state.

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by muller101(m): 8:31am On Sep 01, 2020
mabeni:
Bros, i was not a greedy type and no be sey i choose home theater wey dey too big.. See ehn, this could happen to anyone without this kind of experience.
I learnt my lessons tho
You were hypnotized.

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by bishopjoe02(m): 8:37am On Sep 01, 2020
You should hy try going to police or use the alaba market taskforce

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Re: How I Was Defrauded At Alaba International Market Today. by uvie66: 8:38am On Sep 01, 2020
ALABACONNECT:
This is a tribalistic shot. It shouldn't be bro. If you check out the whole scene of the fraudulent acts you get to see, the perpetrators capitalises on greed.
What is tribalistic here, 99% of the traders in these markets are Ibos, because they will never rent a shop to another tribe. Have you ever seen a Yoruba Man, aboki, or Calabar Man selling in these places ?

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