Recently, Abdulazeez Ibrahim, a 26-year-old man, was arrested by the Osun Police Command for allegedly Paying N2,650 to a car dealer to buy a Toyota Camry sedan valued at ₦2,650,000.
Over the weekend, the Osun State Police Command Headquarters in Osogbo paraded Abdulazeez for using charms.
However, he insisted he didn’t use a charm on the dealer as speculated. Instead, he only tried “his luck” by transferring ₦2,650 instead of the agreed price of ₦2,650,000.
Abdulazeez, who claims he owns a motorcycle and a small Mazda car but needed to get a bigger car, narrated what transpired between himself and the dealer.
“I owned a motorcycle and a small Mazda car. But on a Friday last month, I left Iwo for Osogbo on the motorcycle to get a bigger car. I got to a dealer and negotiated Toyota Camry car, we agreed on ₦2,650,000, but I transferred ₦2,650 to his account. He gave me the car documents and left. So I drove it straight to Iwo and later came back to Osogbo to pick my motorcycle.”
“I did not use any charm to buy the car; it was just luck. I summoned the courage to transfer the money to him, and he handed over the car. After a little bodywork on the rear bumper, I drove the Toyota Camry sedan to the printer in Iwo to repaint it to another color. And I was arrested by police before the painter completed his job”, he said.
According to the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, the case was reported to the command by the car dealer, Kazeem Ogunjobi, and police detectives swung into action immediately.
The police commissioner revealed that the Toyota Camry car was recovered from a painter’s workshop in Iwo. The painter, Olayinka Bashir, was already changing the car’s color from green to gold as instructed by Abdulazeez.