Police have arrested a 33-year-old single mother of four, identified as Aishat Akintunde in Lagos for allegedly swindling her Facebook lover of money and properties valued at about N5m.
The suspect who resides in Lagos was able to dupe France-based Ayobami Adeniyi, after she promised to marry him and also help him purchase a filling station in Nigeria.
The mother of four was initially arrested for selling an unregistered Renault bus with properties inside value at about N2.5m for just N1m. She claimed during investigation, that Adeniyi shipped the bus for her to sell, PM News reported.
However, Adeniyi told the police to detain the suspect. When he got to the police station, after arriving Nigeria, Adeniyi narrated his ordeal in the hands of Akintunde.
He said they met on Facebook in November 2016, where Akintunde told him that she was a divorcee.
She had also told Adeniyi that if he was ready for a relationship he should send some money to her to rent an accommodation.
“I sent the sum of N100k to her because I was desperately in need of a wife from Yoruba land,” he told PM News.
“In February 2017, she told me that her mother was a big time oil dealer in Nigeria managing 3 filing stations. She later told me that her mother was about to sell off one of them for N4m and she advised me to purchase it.
“She sent three pictures of the three filing station to me to convince me. I accepted her advice thinking that she was a honest woman who would be a good house wife. I confirmed the alleged sales from her “mother” on phone.”
Adeniyi claimed that he transferred the sum of N1.85m into the suspect’s account. He said he also sold his Peugeot car in Nigeria for N1m and remitted the money into her account.
“I also shipped a Renault bus with properties inside valued at about N2.5m to her to sell and pay for the filing station,” he added.
“But she instead converted all my money to her personal use and plunged me into debt.”
But Akintude argued that she received only N1.5m from the complainant and not N5m.
She said she sold the bus for N1m and used the proceeds to buy an uncompleted building at Sango Ota, Ogun State.
According to the Police the matter is still under investigation, and the suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )