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Two Fraudsters Send To Prison

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Two suspects, Toyosi Olufowobi and Adekunle Tunde, who attempted to defraud Golden  Chance Lotto, have been sent to prison.

Police sources revealed that the suspects called one of the Golden Chance Lotto  sub-agents on his phone, and told him they wanted to stake some numbers from him and  when the sub-agent asked how that would be done, they promised to give him a share.

But the sub-agent alerted his company (Golden Chance Lotto) and headquarters in Ogun  State. The suspects arrived and were promptly arrested.

According to Olufowobi, “we came to Ilaro, Ogun State from Ijebu-Ode to defraud  Golden Chance Lotto Company. We specialise in defrauding lotto companies, and for us  to succeed we need to plan with an insider. That was why we called the sub-agent and  told him we were coming to stake some numbers. When we got to him, he introduced us  to the principal and they heard all our plan.

“We told them we have a syndicate in Nigeria and Ghana, and that after they may have  drawn in Ghana, they would send the result to us and we would use it to win two  direct or three direct, which will fetch us N22 million.

“We told them not to close the bag with padlock since submission is usually closed  at 7 p.m., so that we can put in the winning numbers. We promised the principal  agent N1 million, sub-agent N1 million and their representative N1 million. We have  defrauded other lotto companies of 17 million, 10 million, N 7million, but we have  been unable to penetrate Premier Lotto (Baba Ijebu).

The manager of the Sango Otta branch of Golden Chance Lotto, Mr. Dare Tokunbo  explained that: “These people came down to Ilaro because of this and they have been  on it for a week, planning with our out station staff who were covering the area  office where the winning bag is attached.

“The police have been informed about their activities and their conversation was  recorded. The police from Ilaro Division later arrested them and charged them to  Ilaro Magistrate’s Court. They have been remanded in Ilaro Prison, while the case  was adjourned till 10 December, 2010.

—Oluwole Adeboye

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