How I deceived my customers into buying soaps as phones – 54-year-old Man


This 54-year-old man who hails from Effurun, Delta State, Michael Bisa, has been arrested for selling fake phones to
customers in the Oshodi area of the state.

According to the police, Bisa allegedly
swindled members of the public by disguising as a mobile phone seller in
the area, selling bars of soap to them instead.

Punch Newspaper gathered that the police recovered bars of soap, shirts, some amount of money and envelopes from the suspect.
Bisa, a father of four, said in his statement that it was poverty that drove him to sell bars of soap as mobile phones.
He said, “What I did to my customers is
called exchange. The people who came to me to buy mobile phones would be
shown a real phone. But while we were discussing the price, I would
carefully hide the phone in a white handkerchief and swap it with a bar
of soap which I had already cut to size and put in a phone case.
“As soon as they left the spot, I would change my clothes so that the buyer would not recognise me again.”
Bisa added that a friend, who was now dead, identified as Hakeem Tijani, introduced him to the “job” about four years ago.
He said, “I was a refrigerator
technician in Delta State. I came to Lagos to look for greener pastures
about 15 years ago. When the situation got so hard for me, I met a
friend, Hakeem Tijani, who is now late. He was the one who taught me the
job. Since that time, about four years ago, I have been surviving this
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP
Joe Offor, confirmed the arrest, adding that the suspect would be
charged to court soon.

Kemisola Adeyemi

Kemisola Adeyemi is the Assistant Editor of KemiFilaniBlog. She loves to write and write and write and hopes to own a publishing firm someday!Email: [email protected]


  1. This method of his fraud is childish and can only be fooled on idiots,how on earth will I leave a phone shop without checking the product I bought,those people are greedy because they bought the phone at ridiculously cheap price so they leave the shop in a hurry. Anyway his game is up!

  2. Hahahaha hahahaha hahahaha….. See as the man bend mouth as if he wan take selfie.that serves him right.. So because you are poor your aim is to come to lagos to dupe people abi.

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