A 21-year-old student of the Federal Science and Technology College, Yaba, Lagos was apprehended for cheating a British citizen in a romance scam up to a tune of 20 million naira.
The victim met the scammer, Obiedima Chikeluba via Facebook in 2013 and soon entered into an internet relationship. He assumed the identity of an American citizen with the name of Lisa Jackson and after several correspondence, requested money to be deposited into an account to finance his trip to Britain to enable him meet her. After the money had been deposited in a few tranche, the victim discovered she has been scammed and petitioned the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) for assistance.
The EFCC was then able to successfully help apprehend the fraudster and bring him to justice.