Operatives of the Lagos Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a man who specializes in recharging call credit from other people’s bank account.
The suspect, Ebenezer Oyeneye, a 50-year-old truck driver who resides at 4, Moyinoluwa Avenue, Ijoko Lemode, Ogun State, was arrested by the Decoy team of RRS.
It was reported at Aguda Divisional Headquarters in Surulere that one woman reported that an unknown person had been recharging their phone call credit from her bank account at one of the new generation commercial banks since July 2016.
According to the victim, she noted that the fraud began on the 4th of July 2016, after she received a debit alert from her bank that she had recharged a sum of N1,000 call credit for her phone line without sending such command or initiating such transaction.
Ebenezer confessed that “after trying to recharge his phone line with a short code and was credited N1,000 immediately. I tried it the following day and I issued a N3,000 balance which was also credited and so I continue day in, day out, for weeks and months.
I became so overwhelmed by the value of my call credit balance and I immediately resorted to selling of my loot to people around me for months before I was blocked off.
The maximum I can recharge from the account is N3,000 per day because my network provider restrict me to a daily top up of the said amount. I then sell from the proceed and collect back physical cash from my customers.”
The suspect confessed to have been sharing his loot with his wife and calling his mistresses as a big man with so much call credit.