The confession of Ayodeji Adeniji capped a long day of social media outrage that puts the spotlight on how unscrupulous elements are taking advantage of people’s benevolence to perpetrate untold fraud.

The controversy began on Monday when a Twitter user @nuellaa_ag tweeted ‘she’ had recently lost her job and sought financial support to get by this Yuletide.

The appeal garnered hundreds of retweets within minutes, prompting a deluge of support from sympathetic users.

As users began to transfer their widow’s mite to the bank account ‘she’ provided, one curious user observed something untoward and subsequently raised alarm.

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It turned out that the handle has a pattern of requesting for financial support using different screen names online.

Further interrogation shows that the Wema Bank account information provided by @nuellaa_ag actually matched the name of ‘Adeniji Olaoluwa Ayodeji’, @PabloAyodeji.

Adeniji, 21, had previously provided the account details when he had a spat with a lady after a date went awry in late March.

After initially denying being a con artist, Adeniji finally succumbed to social media anger and threats of both physical and legal backlash against him.

“So I take responsibility for scamming people on the TL. Nothing I say will justify what i did. But mans was really broke and that seemed like my last resort. I’ll still be dealt with so this is not a get out jail card,” he tweeted.

He also apologised to his siblings whose bank accounts he repeatedly used to swindle Twitter users in the past.

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