Pandemonium and confusion broke out at Lafenwa market in Abeokuta, Ogun state after traders realised they had fallen victim to a money doubling scheme.
It was learnt that a group posing as members of a cooperative society approached the women to demand that they deposit their money and get it back in double of triple folds.
Dozens of market women who were oblivious of the fact that it was a scam, keyed into the scheme and dropped thousands of naira each.
The fraudsters using the company name Perennial Global Services Limited gave them tags, means of identification and a purported cooperative society account opening/withdrawal passbook.
Unfortunately, when they were expected to get the returns of their money, the group had vanished with millions of naira.
The women deposited sums ranging from N14k to N20k and as much as N60k. The women cried out and protested at the market when they could not locate the supposed staff of Perennial Global Services.
One of the traders narrated how she gave them N56,000 and they promised to give her N200,000.
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One user commented; Ma swear this pesin take dey joke so, get mind scam all this mama
official_saucee; The people sef no fit enjoy the money because na them iya (mummys)them go scam .. if them go fit sleep well for night sef 😂
casted__vibez; Association of Yahoo boys. Make una call meeting oo. Why una dey do local. Nahhhhh. Where’s your loyalty. But una sef wey won use 5k collect 10k. Hope this one don teach una.
thugboi_og; Omo dem don run grant for all this mama. Dem even collect 3k first billing 24k second billing. I think that’s for clearance and documentation fee 😢 Dem mama wey still dey struggle to survive.