However, the victim returned a week later as instructed, only to discover that Yusuf had changed residence.
Spokesman for the Unit, Ngozi Isintume-Agu, said that Yusuf’s arrest was effected in Ilorin, Kwara State, following a petition by the complainant.
She said: “The complainant stated that he was defrauded in March and effort to reach Yusuf had been abortive as his phones were all switched off.
“The complainant further stated that the Alfa, under the pretense of selling a LEXUS 300 Car imported from USA to him, obtained additional N1.5 million and later registered the said vehicle in his name. He alleged that the total money collected from him by the suspect was N9.5 million.”
‘How I spent the money’
Adeleke, who was paraded weekend, admitted to have collected the sum and pleaded to be given time to refund the money.
Asked what he used the money for, he said: “I used part of it to buy two cars, a Toyota Camry and a Mercedes Benz and also completed my building project in Ilorin, while I shared the balance among my fellow Alfas in Ila-Orangun, OsunState.
“I tricked him into believing that I can double the money. I instructed him to put the money inside a box in my room and leave it for seven days, while he takes the key with him.
“However, unknown to him, I had a spare key which I later used to unlock the box and absconded. All I beg for is to be given time to pay back the money.”