Photo: 21 year old student arrested for £54,000 romance scam

Find the EFCC Press statement below…

The Economic and Financial Crimes
Commission, EFCC, has arrested a suspected fraudster, Obiechina
Chikeluba for allegedly swindling Kieran Oakes, a UK citizen, the sum of
£54,000 (equivalent of N20m) in love scam. Chikeluba, a 21-year-old
student of Federal Science and Technical College Yaba, Lagos, met the
victim on Facebook sometime in 2013.

The suspect, using the assumed profile of an American, Lisa Jackson,
entered into a relationship with Oakes, with the pair agreeing to get
married. In the course of their relationship, ‘Jackson’ at various
times collected money to the tune of £54,000 from Oakes, to enable him
travel to the UK to meet her.

After an endless wait for her fiancé, it dawned on the Briton that
she had been conned, and consequently petitioned the EFCC. Operatives
of the Commission arrested Chikeluba in a sting operation on February
24, 2015 in Lagos while attempting to collect a parcel sent to him.

He will appear in court as soon as investigation is concluded

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