Nigerian Dupes New Zealand Lady N53m (Photo)
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested one Akintunde Vincent Abiodun, a suspected internet fraudster, for defrauding a New Zealand woman the sum of $267,000, equivalent of N53 million. According to the EFCC spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, Akintunde, 37, is a Higher National Diploma Holder (HND), from Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State.
Uwujaren said: “ Akintunde defrauded the victim of the said amount by claiming to be Christopher Williams from United Kingdom.” According to the complainant, she met Akintunde in a dating site on the internet and allegedly fell in love with him.
She said Akintunde started collecting money from her after he claimed to be in possession of gemstone worth $18,050,000, which he purportedly inherited from his father.
She further said that Akintunde hoodwinked her into believing that he was coming to New Zealand to settle down with her. She alleged that the money she sent to the suspect was received in Malaysia and Nigeria by persons bearing Norisha, Jalan Klan, and Mohammed Haizam Bin Fauzin.
All of them claimed to be friends of Akintunde. The suspect will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed.