The Lagos police command have arrested a 27-year-old university dropout, Destiny Otubambo, for allegedly stealing and obtaining under false pretence.
The dropout was said to have obtained a phone from a dealer at a Shopping Complex in Lekki, Ajah.
The suspect who paraded himself as a lawyer opted to buy items which summed to to N377,500 and payed for them by generating a fake bank alert.
He reportedly told the shop owner that he would be paying through a mobile tranfer and the generated the fake zebith bank alert, the procceded to show the owner that he has been debited by his bank.
Beliveing him to be true, the phones were realesed to him.
After a while of not getting the alert the owner of the shop tried reaching him though the number he dropped but to no avail.
The case was reported to FSARS and he was tracked down shortly through his alleged girlfriend who was also picked up by the detectives.
On interrogation, otubambo admitted to the crime, he said he had sold the phones to a buyer he met online.
He also explained that he generated fake alerts by editing real ones.
10 simcards, 3phones and lawyer wig and gown were recovered from the suspect.
The suspected who was a law student claimed to have dropped out due to financial problems
“My dad is late. I bought the lawyer gown from the market for N35,000. I have never been to the court before neither was I called to bar. There was no motive behind buying the gown. I just bought it and uploaded pictures I took in it, to social media.” He said