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TEENAGE GIRL IMPERSONATNG WIZKID GETS ARRESTED FOR FRAUD


Yesterday, the Lagos state commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, said a 19-year-old-girl, posing as Wizkid on social media had been arrested.

The girl, whose name was withheld is said to have duped a lot of people including UNILAG students before she was arrested. Among her victims were two people living abroad with over $53000 (that's an equivalent of N10.4 million) she duped them of. One of the victims was defrauded of $49000 while the second victim of $12000.


The Lagos state commissioner of Police said the suspect was arrested after Wizkid reported the case to the police command, complaining that someone was impersonating him and collecting money for shows. The suspect opened a Facebook account in Wizkid's name and displayed his pictures.

She also started chatting with his friends on Facebook pretending to be him and defrauded a lot of people in the process. When people started accusing people of receiving money for shows and not showing up, he took the matter to the police commissioner.


In his statement , the commissioner said:
"A lady was arrested for defrauding people. She was posing as Wizkid. She was arrested yesterday. The lady duped two people. The two victims are outside Nigeria. Members of the public should be very careful in on sending money to people they met online. The lady collected money form people in the United states and they thought they were paying money for Wizkid to come and perform. They did not know they were dealing with fraudsters. Nigerians should warn friends and relatives overseas to be careful in sending money to anyone, especially someone they don't know or have not seen"

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