Nigerian Dupes US Woman In Online Romance Scandal
All she wanted was romance but she got scammed in the process.
The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a suspected internet fraudster for allegedly duping a United States woman of huge amounts of foreign currency.
Gbenga Yusuf John, the suspect, has appeared at the State High Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and forgery.
The EFCC alleged that the accused person, while posing as an American working in Nigeria, defrauded the US woman whom he met on a dating site by claiming that he owned a number of rental properties in Southwest Florida in the US.
Upon their meeting, the accused person allegedly told the victim that he is currently in Africa to give aid to victims of Ebola and sought her assistance in managing his rental deposit while he was away.
The unsuspecting victim allegedly deposited all the cheques, acquired cash and then transferred the funds through Western Union to the accused.
He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Presiding Officer, Justice Nicol-Clay, has remanded the accused in custody and adjourned the matter to June 20.