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Lagos student swindles UK woman in online love scam

06 March 2015, 08:57Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - A Federal Science and Technical College student has been arrested for allegedly swindling a United Kingdom woman of £54 000 (equivalent of N20 million) in a love scam.

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Obiechina Chikeluba, aged 21, for allegedly defrauding the complainant, Kieran Oakes.

He allegedly met the victim on the social networking site, Facebook, sometime in 2013.

The suspect, using the assumed profile of an American, Lisa Jackson, entered into a relationship with Oakes, with the pair agreeing to get married, it is reported.

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In the course of their relationship, ‘Jackson’ at various times collected money to the tune of £54 000 from Oakes, to enable him travel to the UK to meet her.

After an endless wait for her “fiancé”, it dawned on the Briton that she had been conned, and consequently petitioned the EFCC.

Operatives of the commission arrested Chikeluba, who is a student at the Lagos-based institution, in a sting operation in Lagos while attempting to collect a parcel sent to him.

“He will appear in court as soon as investigation is concluded,” Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, said.

- CAJ News


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