Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, in Ondo State have arrested one Arowolo Femi for duping a girl he met on the Facebook of N850,000 and a Reverend Father.
Arowolo, according to the state Command of the NSCDC, duped the cleric of his Honda Accord 2007 model with number plate CU 730RSH under the pretext that he would help him sell the car.
A statement by the image-maker of the Command, Mr Kayode Balogun in Akure said the suspect was arrested in Akure after duping a girl whom he met on social network.
Balogun said in March 2013, the suspect duped one reverend father (name withheld) of his Honda Accord 2007 model by lying to his younger sister that he would marry her. She then introduced him to the reverend and he prayed for them.
The suspect later told the Reverend Father that he was a car dealer to which the Reverend told him he wanted to sell his Honda Accord car 2007 model. The suspect then collected the car, promising to help him sell it in Lokoja but later ran away with the car in March this year.
Balogun said effort to reach the suspect since then had been futile until he was arrested in Akure.
According to the statement, the suspect was invited to Akure by the girl she met on facebook after they have been friends for a month.
Balogun added that the suspect after meeting the girl passed the night in her house but in the night the suspect checked her phone and found out that she had huge amount of money in her account and pleaded with her to lend him N850,000 to clear some of his goods at the port in Lagos.
When it dawned on the girl that the suspect who came back the second day was about to dupe her she reportedly contacted men of NSCDC who came to invite the suspect for questioning.
The statement said that the state commandant, Alhaji Popoola Waheed Bamidele has advised member of the public to avoid dating people they don’t know on social network.
Bamidele said the rate at which people have been duped on social network recently has been on increase and charged women to be careful with the use of social network.
The commandant said the car recovered from the suspects will be handed over to the Reverend while the N850, 000 he collected from the woman will be recovered.
Bamidele added that the suspect would be charged to court accordingly for prosecution.