Man wanted for defrauding Bolt driver of N900,000
A Bolt driver is in tears after he was defrauded if N900,000 by an unknown man.
The story was shared by a Twitter user, Fisayo Soyombo who solicited for the help of netizens in tracking down the fraudster.
"The man in the appended pictures defrauded a good-natured Bolt driver of N900,000 in cash and purchases.
Anyone who knows his face should please contact us so the law can run its course. Don’t who don’t, please RT to save other potential victims.
On Monday April 6, Prince (I’m guessing this was a fake name) ordered a Bolt ride from The Place on Kafi Street, Ikeja GRA, very close to the Ikeja City Mall (ICM).
...but once he got into the car he changed it to Lekki Phase 1.
He also negotiated with the driver for two full days of being chaperoned.
He lied to the driver that his ATM card wasn’t with him and begged to be allowed to transfer money into the driver’s account.
He therefore entered the @ZenithBank branch at Plot 6, Block A10, Admiralty Way, Lekki, then emerged minutes later to present the driver a stamped payslip that supposedly confirmed he’d transferred N1.5million to the driver’s account.
Even though the driver didn’t get an alert, the slip convinced him that the payment must have been made and that a bank alert would eventually come in.
From then on, ‘Prince’ was driven round as he made a series of purchases, including an i-phone, with the driver’s money.
He also bought goods worth hundreds of thousands in naira from the shop of the driver’s brother.
Unfortunately for him, the shop has functional CCTV cameras; that’s how they got photos and videos of him.
The driver eventually dropped Prince off at Candida’s Place Ltd on Osita Onyeme Close, Off African Lane, Lekki Phase 1 but when he showed up the following day to pick ‘Prince’ up, he had vanished.