A female student of Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Yusra Ali Babakusa has been duped of a total of N267,000 by one Khalil Ahmed Bappa in her quest to become a Glo ambassador.
Bappa, who claimed to be an agent of Glo Communications Company, committed the crime in 2012 when he promised to help Yusra to become a Glo ambassador.
The 29-year-old fraudster allegedly forwarded a code number to the student, assuring her that she would be called via phone by a Glo official as she was nominated a Glo ambassador.
He, however, instructed her to send some money to him as part of the facilitation process which she did.
Days after, the accused directed Yusra to get prepared for a trip to Glo’s Head Office in Lagos for an interview as her name had been shortlisted, adding that the company had paid for her accommodation and return flight ticket.
But the story changed on the expected day for the trip, as the accused made his victim to wait for him for hours but he did not show up and he equally ignored her calls before he finally switched-off his phone.
At that moment, she realised that the man was a fraudster and therefore lodged a complaint at the zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Bappa was later arrested by the EFCC and charged to court for obtaining by false pretences, which is punishable under sections 1(2) and 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006.
He was finally sentenced to 2-years in imprison by the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Garba Umar.
This article was sent to liveschoolnews.org by Usman Shehu from the Department of Sociology, BUK
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