A man who used renal failure patients’ pictures to defraud Nigerians, has been arrested in Abuja.
The suspect identified as 40-year-old Goodluck Onyewenyi, reportedly raised over N4.7m by writing to wealthy individuals to seek their financial support for patients needing kidney transplant. The man used the renal failure patients’ pictures to defraud Nigerians by soliciting for money from unsuspecting members of the public, which he then pocketed.
Goodluck Onyewenyi who used the photo of family friend who died in 2014 to perpetrate the sad act, opened a bank account in the name of the patient to defraud unsuspecting members of the public. On his own part, the arrested suspect who did not deny the crime claimed the money he raised was taken by an NGO.
“It is very unfortunate; it is not intentional but the NGO is not available now; that is why I’m taking the blame for everything. I and the family have reached an agreement to sell my car, but I am surprised to find myself here (at the police command). We are trying to settle the matter,” he claimed.