How Nigeria Lady Defrauded A German $220,000 In Romance Scam


LAGOS APRIL 20TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The Police Special Fraud Unit, Ikoyi, Lagos, has arrested a female graduate, Chioma Atuonah, for allegedly defrauding a 50-year-old German of $220,000, after promising to marry him.

The spokesperson for the unit, SP Eyitayo Johnson, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Wednesday, said the suspect lured the victim on Instagram by allegedly feigning romantic intentions towards him.

The statement read in part, “The suspect, a 2019 graduate of Economics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka; who claimed to be a model and proprietress of a massage spa known as The-Chi-Place, lured the 50-year-old victim on Instagram by feigning romantic intentions towards him, thereby gaining the victims’ trust and goodwill.

“Miss Atuonah promised to marry the victim, invited him to Nigeria for visits on several occasions and convinced him to relocate permanently to Nigeria to live together as husband and wife.

“In a ploy to dispel suspicion, the victim was made to meet with Atuonah Chiomas’ parents at Ikot-Abasi, Akwa Ibom State, where he received their blessings to marry their daughter.

“The victim was persuaded by the suspect to return to Germany to sell his house in Stuttgart, and forward the proceeds of sale, together with his pension and life savings to her domiciliary account in bank; for the purpose of purchasing a house in Nigeria where they will both live as husband and wife as well as to establish a joint business outfit as indicated in the bank transfer narration.”

The police said during an interview session, the suspect admitted in her statement that the sum of $220,000 was transferred to her account by the victim.


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