A masters diploma holder, Aminu Ahmed Yerima has been arrested for defrauding over 50 individuals on Fb, pretending to be an aide to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
Yerima fleeced his victims of enormous sums of cash, working into tens of millions of naira. He, nevertheless, bumped into hassle when two of his feminine victims petitioned the I.G of Police, Ibrahim Idris, about how he defrauded them of the sum of N5million in 6 months.
The suspect created a Fb account utilizing photos of himself and Atiku, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia and a number of other different places. He additionally recognized himself on his fb wall as the private aide to the previous vice chairman. He made his victims to imagine that Atiku often gave out monetary help and contracts to individuals who have been in want and he assured them that he might at all times assist to facilitate it.
He had informed the ladies who wrote separate petitions in opposition to him, Raliat and Awa Maje, that Atiku would give them N15million whereas he fleeced them of N5million every to course of the fee from Atiku.
In an interview with newsmen, the 29-year-old suspect stated: “I went into fraud in 2016 after I couldn’t safe a great job and I used to be equally duped by somebody on fb who needed to hyperlink me as much as a ‘sugar mummy’ who can be paying me for intercourse.
The fraudster took N30,000 from me and blocked me from speaking with him on fb. Then I assumed I might do the identical factor and make some cash for myself since I had no job. I uploaded a number of photos of myself and Atiku who could be very accessible. At any time when he was on the town, he allowed individuals to return round his home and take pictures with him. I’ve snapped a number of photos with him through the years. I additionally realized easy methods to defraud individuals utilizing pretend financial institution alert and I used it in shopping for items in Kano State earlier than I arrested.“