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Edo graduate scams New Zealander in romance scam

13 October 2015, 08:07Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has quizzed a suspect for allegedly defrauding a New Zealand woman the sum of NZ$267 000 in a romance scam.

Akintunde Vincent Abiodun, a 37-year-old graduate from the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State, is said to have defrauded the victim of the said amount by claiming to be Christopher Williams from  United Kingdom.

According to the complainant, she met Akintunde in a dating site on the internet and allegedly fell in love with him.

She said Akintunde started collecting money from her after he claimed to be in possession of gemstone worth $18,050 million, which he purportedly inherited from his father.

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She further said, Akintunde hoodwinked her into believing that he was coming to New Zealand to settle down with her.

She alleged that the money she sent to the suspect were received in Malaysia and Nigeria by persons bearing Norisha, Jalan Klan, and Mohammed Haizam Bin Fauzin. 

All of them claimed to be friends of Akintunde.

Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Spokesperson, said the suspect will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed. - CAJ News 

- CAJ News


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