Car Dealer Fooled by Fake Alert

Car Dealer Fooled by Fake Alert

A Sneaky Customer Strikes

Last week, a car dealer named Olatubosun Gafar had a not-so-great experience with a customer named Segun Opeyemi. Opeyemi tricked Gafar by sending him a fake alert for N6.2 million and then ran away with one of Gafar’s cars. This all happened in the Ijebu Ode area of Ogun State.

The Deceptive Purchase

According to Gafar, Opeyemi walked into his office one day and said he wanted to buy a 2014 Toyota Camry Spyder that was parked in the compound. The next day, Opeyemi returned, paid for the car, and even sent Gafar the receipt on WhatsApp messenger.

A Test Drive Gone Wrong

But things took a turn for the worse when Opeyemi asked to test drive the car and also wanted to withdraw money from a nearby bank. Gafar agreed to go with him, but then Opeyemi called his mother and said he was coming to see her in his new car.

The Suspicious Turn of Events

At this point, Gafar received a call from the office asking them to come back and collect the receipt and new number plate for the car. But Opeyemi refused, claiming that his mother was waiting for him at a bus stop called Sawmill in Ijebu Ode.

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The Escape Plan

Opeyemi begged Gafar to let him go and meet his mother, promising to return in 10 minutes to collect the receipt and number plate. He even gave Gafar N50,000 as a sign of good faith. Gafar got out of the car, and before he knew it, Opeyemi zoomed off, leaving him behind.

The Aftermath

Gafar waited for the money to show up in his account, but it never did. He went to a nearby Eco Bank and discovered that the alert was fake. He tried calling Opeyemi, but his number was no longer working. It turned out that the number was registered under a fake name.

Seeking Justice

Gafar reported the incident to the police at the Area Command, Igbeba Police Station in Ijebu Ode. The police are currently investigating the case, but they have not provided any updates yet.

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