Why I Defrauded Twitter Users - Pablo Ayodeji
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.
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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