Police arrest 21-year-old mannequin in Lagos for defrauding German man of $220,000 after promising to marry him

Police arrest 21-year-old model in Lagos for defrauding German man of $220,000 after promising to marry him

A suspected feminine fraudster has been apprehended by the Police Particular Fraud Unit (PSFU), Ikoyi, Lagos, for allegedly scamming a 50-year-old German nationwide of $220,000 after pledging to marry him.

In response to SP Eyitayo Johnson, the unit’s spokeswoman, who introduced the arrest in an announcement on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, the defendant deceived the sufferer on Instagram by pretending to have love emotions for him and making a fraudulent marriage proposal.

The assertion learn;

“The Police Particular Fraud Unit (PSFU), Ikoyi, Lagos, has arrested one Miss Atuonah Cynthia Chioma, a 21-years outdated indigene of Anambra State for alleged case of Fraudulent Conversion, Stealing and Acquiring the sum of Two-Hundred and Twenty Thousand {Dollars} ($220,000USD) by False Pretence from a German citizen.

The suspect, a 2019 graduate of Economics, Nnamdi Azikiwe College (UNIZIK), Awka; who claimed to be a Mannequin and Proprietress of a Therapeutic massage Spa generally known as The-Chi-Place, lured the 50-year outdated sufferer on Instagram by feigning romantic intentions in direction of him, thereby gaining the victims’ belief and goodwill,”

Miss Atuonah Chioma promised to marry the sufferer, invited him to Nigeria for visits on a number of events and satisfied him to relocate completely to Nigeria to stay collectively as husband and spouse.

In a ploy to dispel suspicion, the sufferer was made to satisfy with Atuonah Chiomas’ mother and father at Ikot-Abasi, Akwa Ibom State the place he obtained their blessings to marry their daughter.

The sufferer was persuaded by the suspect (Miss Atuonah Cynthia) to return to Germany to promote his home in Stuttgart, and ahead the proceeds of sale, collectively along with his pension and life financial savings to her domiciliary account in Financial institution; for the aim of buying a home in Nigeria the place they’ll each stay as husband and spouse in addition to to determine a joint enterprise outfit as indicated within the financial institution switch narration.

Throughout interview session, the suspect admitted in her assertion that the sum of Two Hundred and Twenty Thousand {Dollars} ($220,000USD) was transferred to her account by the sufferer.

A part of the proceed was used then used to purchase a 2-Bed room Terrace house at Zara Property, Ikota Villa, Lekki Part II, whereas a few of the funds was despatched to help her mom’s enterprise and to pay medical payments of her father.

Efforts are ongoing to recuperate different proceeds of the crime whereas the Unit stay dedicated to diligently examine and prosecute fraudsters who’re on the market damaging the picture of the nation.

The suspect shall be charged to courtroom as quickly as investigation is concluded.”

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