The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday, 8th December, 2016 secured the conviction of three operators of wonder bank, Dayo Peter Bulus (a.k.a Bulus MaiyakiL Oyeleye Adetunji (a.k.a James Adetunji) and Martins Adedayo before Justice Salad Mohammed of High Court 2 Gombe, Gombe State on two Count charge of Conspiracy and Cheating to tune of (N968, 050) Nine Hundred and Sixty Eight Thousand Fifty Naira Only.
In view of the plea of guilty entered by the 2nd, s= and 4th Accused persons, the prosecution counsel A.M Labaran urge the court to convict them’ based on their plea as there is no better evidence than the confession of an accused person and also cited Section 28 of the Evidence Act, 2011 as Amended.
The complainant alleged that the convicts were using the Company Graceland Real Option Ltd. to lure their victims in Gombe State through a promise of soft loan of 12% interest rate without collateral. The convicts fixed the repayment period of the said loan to 35 weeks with option of weekly or monthly repayment.
The victims were lured to purchase the loan form at the cost of N2,000 (Two Thousand Naira Only) before they can be granted the loan, which very large number of persons key into. It was at the point of purchasing the loan form that some of the victims suspected fraud and alerted the EFCCwhich swung into investigation that led to the arrest of the convicts.