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Nigerian Man, 31, Arrested For Duping 75 Year Old Dutch In Love Scam
A 31 year old man, Adio Opeyemi Michael, has met his waterloo after he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly duping a 75-year old Dutch woman, Janet De Jong of 200,000 Euros.
The Dutch victim started rolling out cash to Adio through money transfers after he convinced her on a dating site ‘Net log’ into believing that he was a 41 year old American, who works in one of Nigeria’s restaurants as chef and in need of a wife.
Adio, who confess to the crime, noted that Janet on monthly basis sent money ranging from $800 to $900 from June 2012 through Western Union Money transfer and Money Gram.
According to Adio “she requested that I should go to London to enable her send me money there. I contacted a friend of mine in London called Osas Odiah, so that he can receive the money and send to me here in Nigeria. She first sent 2,000 Euros to my friend’s account in London, and later to my Keystone bank account, which was actually a Forex Trade account. We started using this account when we discovered that my friend was not remitting all the money sent by Janet to me”.
The anti-graft agency said that Adio collected the entire amount under the guise that he would use the money to obtain his travel documents in order to meet with Janet in Holland.
The love struck woman petitioned the EFCC when Adio failed to surface in Holland.
The EFCC said the suspect would be charged to court immediately investigation into the case is concluded.