Fraud: Lagos police arrest 21 year old lady over $220,000 scam

Romance scam: Police arrest 21-year-old model in Lagos for defrauding German man of $220,000 after promising to marry himThe Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU), Ikoyi, Lagos, has arrested a suspected female fraudster for allegedly defrauding a 50-year-old German national of $220,000, after promising to marry him.

The unit spokesperson, SP Eyitayo Johnson, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 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 (UNIZIK), 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.”