By Sam Eyoboka
A computer Science graduate, 27-year Atanda Yusuf is currently telling detectives attached to Area D, Lagos State Com-mand, all he knows about how he created fake Face-book accounts of some eminent religious leaders to defraud innocent Niger-ians.
The 27-year graduate of Ekiti State University has posed as the General Over-seer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Mini-stry, MFM, Dr. Daniel Olukoya; The Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Pastor Enoch Ade-boye, and The Synagogue Church of All Nations SCOAN, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua.
Mr. Yusuf, a graduate of Ekiti State University, who hails from Ora in Kwara State, was tracked by detectives led by the Area Commander, ACP Akinbayo Olasoji.
While confessing, Yusuf said: “I am into telecom-munications business, I send and download music. I flash phones. I have MTN mobile kits which I also use to register subscriber identity module (SIM) cards. I am also working for Airtel with their reg-istration kit also at 2, Isuti Road, Igando.
“Everything I am saying is nothing but the truth because there is nothing to hide anymore. I created a Facebook account with the name of Dr. Daniel Oluko-ya, which I use to defraud people and I regret every bit of my action.
“I also opened another Facebook account with the name of RCCG G.O., Enoch Adeboye, and that of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Temitope Balo-gun Joshua.
“I ask people through the Facebook to pay N1,000 and get N10,000 after four days. It is like ponzzi scheme where you pay N1,000 and get N3,000 and more than 100 people have been paying. I rented a shop at Igando for N72,000. The total sum would be going to about N500,000.
“I started sometime in September 2018,” Yusuf stated, adding: “I believe that what I am doing will not last forever. Initially I used my bank account to receive money from peo-ple before I got one Amos account, which is the one I was using before I was arrested.
“Whoever pays N1,000 and gets N3,000, once it is four days after the person had paid, I would then block the person’s number on WhatsApp, and such a person 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 have decided to stop. In fact, I had a feeling that I was about to be caught. No-body lured me into it; I am in it on my own. I did it all alone. No partner.
“Manacy Amos, the man I use his bank account nu-mber to transact the illicit business is a colleague from the factory where we were working together, Okosupreme Natural Re-sources Limited. We were in the same department. We worked as quality control inspectors.