Juliet Eze, Abuja
The FCT police command on Monday 4th January paraded one Goodluck Onyewenji who was arrested on the 14th January 2019 for allegedly opening a bank account with the name of a patient who is suffering from kidney failure and in dire financial assistance to undergo kidney transplant Indian.
Goodluck Onyewenji 40 years of age told Dailymandate that he is guilty of the crime, said ” He went to court to swear an affidavit just to change his name from Goodluck Onyewenji to Joshua Onyeke” so he can divert the money that was supposed to use for his transplant.
Joshua’s brother told news direct that “the brother became sick and was looking for assistance to go for kidney transplant in India on the process they ran into Goodluck Onyewenji who promised to assistance with the run around because he will not be chanced due to the condition of his job as a banker,” he said.
Joshua Onyekew added that he wrote the letter soliciting for help and hand them over to Goodluck Onyewenji with 20,000 to help him send the letters to the masses for assistance, not knowing that Goodluck Onyewenji had bad motive in mind to fraud the poor sick Joshua Onyeke Goodluck Onyewenji got a court affidavit to change his name Joshua Onyeke, went to do a change of name and published it on the news paper he also went as far as getting a national Identity card using Joshua as his name and then proceeded to open an account with Zenith bank as against UBA bank. He sent letters to over 200 masses who responded tremendously to Joshua assistance unknown to them Goodluck Onyewenji is a theft who has come to destroy Joshua Onyeke life.
Money was going into the account that he opened in Innocent Joshua’s Onyeke name, he got about 4.7 million naira. All effort for him to return the money for Joshua Onyeke to go to India for his transplant proved abortive.
Goodluck Onyewenji who happened to be a family friend to the patient took advantage of the relationship to write to wealthy individuals, corporate organisations and highly placed government officials for financial assistance. The suspect has used a bank account to open in the name of the patient to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
The CP Bala Ciroma said “that investigation has revealed that the suspect uses names of patients to be suffering from kidney failure to solicit for financial assistance which he converts to his personal use”.
Speaking at the parade CP Bala Ciroma said that investigations are on going.
Exhibits recovered from him are pictures of patients under going dialysis, copies pf letters for financial assistance, bank document etc.