Fake Marriage: Police rescues American lady locked in Lagos hotel

The Nigeria Police have rescued an American lady confined in a Lagos hotel where she was held against her wish for over 12months.

 

Force spokesman, Frank Mba, made this known in a statement on Sunday.

 

Mba said the victim, from Washington DC, is a retired civil servant in the United States.

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She arrived Nigeria on 13th February, 2019 on a visit to a Nigerian, Chukwuebuka Kasi Obiaku.

 

The 34-year-old is a native of Ikeduru LGA of Imo State. The duo met on Facebook.

 

The victim was freed by agents attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Ogun State annex.

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The operation followed information received from a Nigerian in the Meiran area of Lagos State.

 

According to the Police, Obiaku, is a graduate of Business Administration and Management and an internet fraudster who has defrauded many both locally and internationally.

Fake Marriage: Police rescues American lady locked in Lagos hotel
Fake Marriage: Police rescues American lady locked in Lagos hotel

He lured the America to Nigeria under the pretext of love and deceitfully married her on 15th May, 2019.

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The suspect subsequently held her captive in a hotel and extorted a total of $48,000.

 

Obiaku also forcefully took control of her credit and debit cards and operated her bank accounts, including the receipt of her monthly retirement benefits and allowances.

 

This went on for a period of fifteen months.

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Obiaku also used the victim as a front to defraud her associates and other foreign personalities and companies.

 

He will be charged to court upon conclusion of investigation and prosecuted in line with the Cybercrime Prevention/Prohibition Act, 2015.

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