The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) has advised Nigerians to be vigilant of new tricks of issuing dud cheques by car thieves to dispossess unsuspecting Nigerians of their vehicles.
The advise was sequel to the arrest of Babatunde Oluwatope Oni by the Commission for alleged conspiracy, stealing and issuance of dud cheque following a petition received from a car dealer Mr. Kamoru Yekini.
Oni had in company of another fraudster issued a dud postdated cheque to the car dealer in Osun State to purchase a car at a cost of N1,580,000.00.
EFCC says the cheque which was stolen from a pastor had insufficient funds after the dealer had released the vehicle to the car thieves.
The Commission arrested Oni in his hide out in Abuja having tracked the car to Abuja where it was sold for N1.8m
Our correspondent reports that while Babatunde was already in the EFCC’s custody, another victim of the syndicate in Ibadan who was duped of N2m Toyota Avensis filed another petition against him.