A 23 year old lad, Femi Agboola has been arrested by the Osun state police command for allegedly duping an american citizen of $80000 (N30m).
Speaking to journalists in Oshogbo, the Commissioner of Police in Osun State, Mr. Fimihan Adeoye,said;
“The suspect, who is an internet fraudster defrauded an American of the sum of $80,000. He presented himself as a woman on the Internet and he succeeded in seeking the friendship of his victim who thereafter paid the money into his account.
“Although he has denied collecting $80,000 but $43,000. Our concern is the terrible damage this fellow must have done to the image of Nigeria and Nigerians living abroad. His action has gone to further show that many youths are not interested in hard work again.”
The suspect speaking with newsmen, said he only collected $43,000.
“I always disguise in a feminine form via profile photo, asking for serious relationship with my clients, in which I do solicit for financial assistance thereafter under false pretence,” Agboola disclosed.