- A 33-year-old Nigerian woman has succeeded in defrauding her France-based lover on Facebook
- She had promised to marry him and help him buy a filling station in Nigeria
Aishat Akintunde, a 33-year-old mother of four has been arrested for allegedly defrauding her France-based Facebook lover of money and properties said to be about N5m.
Akintunde who lives on Egbado road at Dalemo/Alakuko way in Lagos hails from Abeokuta in Ogun state. She was said to have promised her France-based lover, Ayobami Adeniyi, marriage. In addition to this, she promised to help him buy a filling station in Nigeria.
The single mother of four ran into trouble when Ibrahim Kaoje, the DCP in charge of Federal SARS in Lagos sent a team to Sango Ota area of Lagos.
The team was led by DSP Olaniyi Festus; they were meant to arrest a suspected female smuggler who they heard sold out an unregistered Renault bus. The properties inside the bus were valued to be about N2.5m meanwhile the suspect sold it for about N1m.
Upon being interrogated, Akintunde told the police that she had gotten the bus from her Facebook lover who resides in France. She denied the allegation that she was a smuggler. The police played their part in reaching out to the supposed lover who turned out to be Ayobami Adeniyi.
Their stories did not tally as Adeniyi reportedly asked the police to detain the woman that he was on his way to the country. When the poor man got to Nigeria, he showed up at the FSARS office in Lagos to explain what transpired between him and the woman.
“I am a Nigerian from Oyo State and based in France. I met the suspect Akintude on Facebook in November 2016. And in the cause of our discussion, the suspect told me that she was a divorcee and that if I was ready for a relationship I should send her money to rent an accommodation and I sent the sum of N100, 000 to her because I was desperately in need of a wife from Yoruba land.
“In February 2017, the suspect told me that her mother was a big time oil dealer in Nigeria managing three filing stations. She later told me that her mother was about to sell off one of the filing stations for N4 million and she advised me to purchase the station so that any time I returned to Nigeria to settle down with her, I would have investment to fall back on. She sent three pictures of the three filing station to me to convince me.
“I accepted her advice thinking that she was a honest woman who would be a good house wife. Before I started investing in the filing station, I requested to speak with her mother to confirm her claims and her mother equally confirmed through phone call that she was an oil dealer operating three filing stations in Nigeria and that she was about to sell one of the station for N4 million.
“Following her mother’s confirmation, I told the suspect to open an account in her name for me to be transferring money into it till the N4 million was completed to pay for the filing station. I transferred the sum of N750,000, N650,000, 250,000 and N200, 000 into her account. I equally sold my Peugeot car in Nigeria for N1 million and remitted the money into her account.
“I also shipped a Renault bus with properties inside valued about N2.5 million to her to sell and pay for the filing station. But I was surprised to hear that she did not buy any filing station, but instead converted all my money to her personal use and plunged me into debt.
“I am now appealing to the Nigerian Police to help me recover my money from the suspects,” Adeniyi appealed.
Akintunde admitted to the crime even though she said she took only N1.5m cash from him and not N5m. She also said she sold the bus N1m and used the money to buy an uncompleted building at Ijoko area of Sango Ota in Ogun state.
The suspect would be charged to the court when all investigations have been done.
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