A duped American woman ‘Margaret Sanders’ from Sherman, Texas who was a victim of a romance scam, managed to recover her money from the Nigerian fraudster, Benjamin Akugbe, with the help from the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
According to her accounts, she had earlier met Akugbe via Facebook under the name of Benny Brown and they mutually agreed to get married. He requested a sum of $2,000 to be wired to him to enable him travel to the US to marry her. She had wired the money via Western Union to an account given by him under the name of Gladdy Ikpoba domiciled with a new generation bank. However, he never showed up in the United States after cashingthe money.
After waiting endlessly for her fiance to join her in the US, she realized she had been duped and later petitioned to EFCC for help. The Commission through various discrete investigations, were however able to recover and return the money to the duped victim.