“Everything I am saying is nothing but the truth because there is nothing to hide anymore.

"I created a Facebook account in Dr Olukoya’s name, which I use to defraud people and I have regretted every bit of my action.

“I also opened facebook page for Redeemed Christian Church of God and Synagogue Church of All Nations, that is TB Joshua Church," a suspected fraudster, Atanda Yusuf, began, as he narrates how he defrauds people with the names of heads of churches. 

The police in Lagos said they arrested the 27-year-old computer science graduate, who allegedly defrauded Nigerians by operating a fake facebook account of the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries.

Spokesman for Lagos State Police Command, DSP Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Thursday that the suspect, who was from the Ekiti State University, was traced by detectives of the Area D command Mushin, led by the Area Commander, Mr Akinbayo Olasoji, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).

He said that the suspect claimed he was into telecommunications business by downloading music and have MTN mobile kits which he used to register sim cards.

'I Had Fear In Me' 

“I am also working for Airtel with their registration kit at No 2, Isuti road Igando.

“Everything I am saying is nothing but the truth because there is nothing to hide anymore.

"I ask people through Facebook to pay 1,000 Naira and get 10,000 Naira after four days.

"It is like ponzi scheme where you pay 1,000 Naira and get 3, 000 Naira and more than 100 people have been paying.

"I rented a shop at Igando. I rented it for 72,000 Naira. The total sum will be going to about 500,000 Naira.

"I started late last year, around September or July 2018.

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“I had fear in me because I always knew that nothing lasts forever. Initially I used my Diamond bank account before I got Amos account, which is the one I am using.

"Since I told them to pay 1,000 Naira and get 3,000 Naira, so if they pay and once it is four days, I block the person’s number on whatsapp, they would not be able to reach me anymore.

“I slammed my WhatsApp number on the Facebook page. Once you click on the page you will see the number and then contact me.

"I actually regret every bit of my action and I had decided to stop, in fact, I had a feeling that I was about to be caught," he said. 

Elkana said that the suspect had been on police wanted list for over three months now, stressing that he was arrested following a tip off.

He said he would soon be charged for fraud. 

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