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Fraudster detains American girl in Lagos resort, defrauds her of N18.5m

Police operatives have rescued a citizen of america of America who was allegedly confined to a Lagos resort towards her want for over one 12 months.

The sufferer, who got here from Washington DC, arrived in Nigeria on February 13, 2019, on a go to to 34-year-old Chukwuebuka Obiaku, a local of Ikeduru LGA of Imo State, whom she met on Fb.

The retired civil servant reportedly misplaced about N18.5m to Obiaku, who allegedly took management of her credit score and debit playing cards, in addition to the operation of her financial institution accounts.

The suspect additionally allegedly took receipt of the American’s month-to-month retirement advantages and allowances for 15 months.

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That is taking place a number of weeks after the police equally rescued a Filipino girl, who was lured to Nigeria by her supposed lover whom she equally met on Fb.

That is taking place a number of weeks after the police equally rescued a Filipino girl, who was lured to Nigeria by her supposed lover whom she equally met on Fb.

In accordance with an announcement on Sunday by the Power Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, investigations present that Obiaku, a graduate of Enterprise Administration and Administration, is an Web fraudster who has defrauded many unsuspecting members of the general public, each regionally and internationally.

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Obiaku allegedly lured the sufferer into the nation on the pretext of affection and deceitfully married her on Might 15, 2019.

“He subsequently held her captive in a resort, extorted from her cash amounting to a complete of $48,000. He additionally forcefully collected and took management of her credit score and debit playing cards, in addition to the operation of her financial institution accounts, together with the receipt of her month-to-month retirement advantages and allowances over the interval of 15 months,” the police stated.

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The assertion disclosed that the suspect additionally used the sufferer as a entrance to defraud her associates and different overseas personalities and corporations.

The unidentified sufferer was reportedly rescued by police operatives hooked up to the Intelligence Response Group, Ogun State annex, following data obtained from a Nigerian within the Meiran space of Lagos State.

In the meantime, the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit, INTERPOL Nationwide Central Bureau, Abuja, has arrested three suspects, Samson Inegbenesun, 30; Blessed Junior, 32; and Muhammed Zakari, 36; all from Uromi in Edo State, for cybercrime-related offences, together with advance payment fraud, cash laundering and romance rip-off.

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