FACE OF A FRAUD:
HOW UPLINKS DAB RESOURCES SCAMMED HUNDREDS OF NIGERIAN THROUGH CANADIAN IMMIGRATION PROGRAM
Collins Olumuyiwa Adegboyega
Close to a thousand Nigerians have fallen victim of an alleged fraudster; one Olumuyiwa Collins Adegboyega, who claims to be the Director of a company based in Abeokuta, Ogun State known as UPLINKS DAB RESOURCES.
Adegboyega deceived people by telling them that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UPLINKS DAB RESOURCES has invested a lot in Canada and the Canadian government by virtue of his relationship with them, gave him an express permission to bring in people from outside Canada to come and live as well as work in the country.
Interestingly, he refused to reveal the full identity of the CEO apart from telling people that he resides in Canada.
OSUN CITIZEN was reliably informed that he collected seventy six thousand naira (76,000:00) from each individual for a single package while he collected ninety six thousand naira (96,000:00) for family package from these unsuspecting victims who are dreaming of relocating to Canada in search of greener pastures.
He didn’t stop there, he also employed some people who worked for him in his office located at number 44, Moshood Abiola way, beside RCCG Agape Parish, Olorunsogo, Abeokuta. These employees wrote oral and aptitude test before they were employed by Adegboyega.
Although it was later discovered that while some of his employees were aware of his antics along the line, some innocent ones were not.
As if that was not enough, to perfect his sharp practice, apart from opening an office, he opened a website too; www.uplinkresources.com thereby making the whole package appear real to people.
Through verbal communication and through his website, he has advertised that the registered applicants will start relocating to Canada beginning from August based on first come, first serve.
Those who have registered early enough were thrown into instant jubilation when they got the news while those who are yet to register started looking for money by all means to get registered.
Trouble however started towards the end of last month (June) when prospective travellers were not able to access Adegboyega anymore.
The fraudster has disappeared leaving no trace! A copy of the petition written and submitted to the Economics And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) office at 16 Rev Oyebode Crescent, Iyaganku, GRA in Ibadan, which was made available to OSUN CITIZEN indicates that he and some of his employees who can best be described as accomplices carted away about two hundred million naira; money fraudulently obtained from people from different parts of Nigeria.
All efforts to reach Adegboyega to hear his own side of the story have proved abortive. His office is under lock and key, his two mobile lines are not going through, his website has been shut down and he’s not responding to mails.
At the moment, it has been a sad tale on the lips of people who fell for Adegboyega’s trick. While some have simply left the incident for God to handle, some have vowed to pursue the issue to a logical conclusion and ensure the fraudster is eventually apprehended, made to account for all the money he stole and face the consequences of his action.