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Teen sells bars of soap disguised as cellphones to unsuspecting drivers stopped at traffic lights

By Mason White 10:36 AM September 6, 2016
Woman holding cellphone (illustration) 

By: Chan Yuan
A teen managed to rip off many unsuspecting drivers by selling them bars of soap that were disguised as cellphones, according to police in Nigeria.

Lagos police said that they have arrested 18-year-old Segun Adeyefa, after drivers complained that he sold them bars of soap for $12 by claiming they were cellphones.

Adeyefa was charged with one count of fraud. According to the police, Adeyefa was spotted with the bars of soap on Tuesday around 7:30 p.m., at the Ikorodu Motor Park.

He was trying to sell a bar of soap that looked like a cellphone to an unsuspecting driver. However, a police officer noticed the suspicious looking bar of soap, and Adeyefa was arrested.

During questioning, Adeyefa confessed to the crimes, saying that he sold the bars of soap for $12 each. He began selling the bars of soap as phones last year, after he was duped by two men.

Adeyefa bought a cellphone last year, but when he got home and checked out his new phone, he realized that it was a bar of soap.

He then vowed to dupe other people.

Adeyefa went with the bars of soap to busy intersections, where he tried to sell them to unsuspecting motorists while they were stopped at traffic lights.

Once he sold a bar of soap, Adeyefa quickly left the scene and went to another intersection.