Romance has gone wrong: A 21 years old lady has been arrested for fraud, she allegedly defrauding a German man of Two Hundred and Twenty Thousand Dollars ($220,000).

As per reports, the individual who was apprehended by the Police Special Fraud Unit in Ikoyi, Lagos State, had made a promise to her 50-year-old internet lover, who is at the moment her victim, to marry him.

The statement from SP Eyitayo Johnson, the representative of the Special Fraud Unit of the police, confirmed the arrest.

The statement read. “The suspect, a 2019 graduate of Economics, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka; who claimed to be a Model and Proprietress of a Massage Spa known as The-Chi-place, lured the 50-years old victim on Instagram by feigning romance intentions towards him, thereby gaining the victims trust and goodwill.”

“Miss Atuonah Chipmaker promised to marry the victim, invited him to Nigeria for visits on several occasions and convinced him to relocate permanently to Nigeria to live together as husband and wife.

“In a ploy to dispel suspicion, the victim was made to meet with Atuonah Chiomas parents at Ikot-Abasi, Akwa Ibom State where he received their blessings to marry their daughter.

The victim was persuaded by the suspect to return to Germany to sell his house in Stuttgart, and forward the proceeds of sale, together with his pension and life savings to her domiciliary account in Bank; for the purpose of purchasing a house in Nigeria where they will both live as husband and wife as well as to establish a joint business outfit as indicated in the bank transfer narration.

“During interview session, the suspect admitted in her statement that the sum of two Hundred and Twenty Thousand Dollars (220,000USD) was transferred to her account by the victim.

“Part of the proceed was used to buy a 2-Bedroom Terrace apartment at Zara Estate, Ikota Villa, Lekki Phase II, while some of the fund was sent to support her mother‘s business and to pay medical bills of her father. “Efforts are ongoing to recover other proceeds of the crime.

Arrested for fraud