22-year-old Arrested For Cloning Monarch’s Identity On Facebook


Operatives of the Special Fraud Unit, Milverton, Ikoyi, Lagos, have arrested one Gani Akinmade, for allegedly cloning the identity of the Alake of Egbaland on facebook, with an attempt to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.

The Commissioner of Police SFU, Tunde Ogunsakin, in a statement said the unit received a complaint on July 22, 2013, where it was alleged that between May 3 and 22, 2013, a frausdster with phone number 08096897566 opened a facebook account with the name of HRM Oba Micheal Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, the Alake of Egbaland and attempted to swindle one Olubukola Awofeso, a UK resident whom he met on social network facebook, of N300,000.00.

The suspect, a middle-aged man, was also said to have attempted to lure the victim to partner in a business of supplying 300 transformers valued at more than N1 billion.

The 22-year-old native of Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State, who dropped out of Tai Solarin College of Education, Ijebu-Ode, confeessed to the crime.

He however stated that he conspired with one Seyi Lewis and Ifeanyi to perpetrate the fraud.