Police Arrests Man For Defrauding A USA-Based Nigerian Lady

Hyacinth Chinweuba

The Police in Lagos has arrested a suspect for defrauding a Nigerian lady based in the USA.

According to a statement by DSP Hauwa Idris Adamu, Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, Zone 2 Command, Headquarters, Onikan Lagos; “This is a case of obtaining money under false pretense reported via petition addressed to the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2 Command Onikan Lagos by a United States-based Nigerian lady, who has a vision of setting up a business back home.”

“She owns a farm in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Precariously, she was introduced to the suspect one Sylvester Ehiarinmian ‘m’, 43, as capable of providing her with security to and from the farm.”

“Sylvester made love advances to her despite being married with children and promised marrying her. Naively, the lady swayed into the fraudulent Sylvester’s net and was defrauded.”

“When the veil was blown off her face, the lady forwarded a petition to the office of the AIG who instructed the Zonal Tactical/Monitoring Unit to go after the suspect, from whom Four (4) Toyota Sienna Space buses, One (1) Toyota Highlander SUV and landed properties, comprising a storey building with an undeveloped plot of land, both in Apo area of Abuja and another two plots in Wasa area of Abuja, all belonging to the victim, were recovered from the suspect.”

“Yet to be recovered from him are: One (1) Mikano Generating set, Two (2) Duplexes in South Africa, sum of $15,000 US Dollars he fraudulently obtained from the petitioner to procure visa for her sister, another $10,000 US Dollars he proposed to purchase carpets for an office they both agreed to operate and N40million for the establishment of a Medical Laboratory.”

Exhibits recovered include,

A. Two (2) Toyota Sienna Space buses 2005/2007 models with Reg. numbers RBC 564 BB and YAB 101 AZ respectively

B. Two (2) unregistered Toyota Sienna buses 2005/2007 models

C. One (1) Toyota Highlander 2001 model with Reg. No. YAB 768 SD

D. Bunch of keys to a storey building consisting 2 Bedroom Flat and 2 Self-Contain apartments, one Bedroom Flat with Boys’ Quarters in Apo Resettlement Abuja.

E. Documents of ‘900sqm land located in Wasa District Abuja along with C of O.

F. Documents of 900sqm land situated in Angwan Tiv Area of Apo Resettlement Area Abuja

G. One (1) 900kva Generator set.

H. Nine (9) copies of Deeds of Assignments belonging to a property in Apo Abuja.

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