Exposed!!! Fake Bank Staffers Arrested In Iseyin For Over #2million Fraud
Some individuals that defrauded innocent victims in Iseyin, Iseyin local government, under the guise of providing loans for businesses have been arrested and will soon be taken to court for prosecution in Ibadan.
According to Iseyin Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mining and Agriculture (ICCIMA), the individuals who comprised of the Operational Manager and his Assistant, as well as some of their marketers (name withheld), were using the name of a registered company in Lagos (BOSARK) to defraud Iseyin people when the body waded in to investigate.
The head of ICCIMA, Mr Sulaymon Taiwo (Olororo) in an interaction with The Chronicler Newspaper, said the fraudulent group entered Iseyin some months ago, when their foot soldiers started reaching out to unsuspecting people, especially farmers and artisans to come and obtain loan.
He maintained that the fraudsters have collected about two million naira from their victims before the ICCMA got wind of the trick and started to investigate, before realizing that the scheme was a fraud and invited the Iseyin command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) for their arrest.
He added that the total amount of money fraudulently collected from the unsuspecting populace have been returned to the NSCDC and called on the victims to go to the corps’ office along Iseyin-Okeho road with proof to get back their money.
“August 2022 was a good and peaceful month ushering many agricultural harvest in Iseyin, until BOSARK surfaced and silently working to almost ruin the peace of the naturally endowed Land. Barely 2month earlier some tricksters walked in and sold false businesses to our unsuspecting indigenes carting away our peoples’ hard earned cash running into millions.
“Pay this get this trick business. BOSARK stylishly walked in and employed some foot soldiers who started to do an house to house business canvass for them, we got to know about them and their office address in a remote street in Ekunle area. Most banks are located on the main street for security and safety.
“Their mode of operation raised our curiosity and Iseyin Chambers of Commerce Mines and Agriculture decided to register with them to get the clue about their operational tricks. Two weeks after this findings, Civil Defense Corps was invited and proper case was registered against BOSARK. Their operational license was not available and was not on display, no any sign of proper documentation or authorization was presented during our fact finding hence, Iseyin Chambers called for their arrest and their addresses were not tallying with the one on the CAC registered companies.
“After the arrest, the originally registered BOSARK from Lagos surfaced as one of the result of our findings, they came with a petition to the IG office showing that they have been trying without any success to bring them to justice. They have evaded arrests as well started to collect money from our Indigenes running into about 2millions. This prompted us to tighten the nook on those arrested. One of our requests was that they should be paraded before a press conference as well let many un suspecting indigenes to be alert and awake to the happening around us. Yoruba adage says “OJU LA LALAKAN FI N’SORI”.
“During one of our visits to the Civil Defense office with our counsel, he was able to cross examining the original BOSARK. One of the top Civil Defense Corps decided on his own to transfer those arrested including the case file to Ibadan without our normal knowledge, this generated a hot argument during their explanation, they are afraid that it may affect their jobs. At Chambers, we view this as an act of been faster than the whistle without any prior notification.
“Arrested are the operational manager, assistance and two member of staff of the fake BOSARK. We are grateful to God on how the whole story ended, some of the money collected was recovered. On their operational books are 120 customers who paid certain amount ranging between 10-25percent deposit for them to get 100percent loans.
“In summary about two million naira was recovered and we enjoined every Iseyin indigene who has an account and a proof of cash lodgment with the fake BOSARK in Iseyin to visit office of the Civil Defense Corps at Okeho road for their refunds. We are using this opportunity to say thank you to all individual and authorized legal business bodies who help in unravelling process of making BOSARK arrest to be quick.
“While cash recovery was the sole responsibilities of the Civil Defense Corps Okeho road Iseyin. We pray to God Almighty to continue to foster HIS peace on our Land,” he prayed
Taiwo therefore called on the people of the community to be wary of people that bring business ideas that appear to be too profitable to them, as many of such have been found to be ways to lure people into fraud.