Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force have rescued an American citizen who was confined in a hotel in Lagos where she was held against her wish for a year by a Nigerian man she met on social media.
Force Public Relations Officer,Frank Mba disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.
Mba said the victim,who hails from Washington DC,USA is a retired civil servant in the US, arrived Nigeria on 13th February 2019 on a visit to one Chukuebuka Kas Obiaku,a 34year old man, from Ikeduru local government area of Imo State whom she met on Facebook.
“She was however rescued by Police operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Team IRT,Ogun State Annex following information received from a patriotic and civic minded Nigerian in the Meran araea of Lagos.
The Police statement further said” The rescue of the American lady is coming on the heels of a similar case of abducted Philliipino lady who was lured to Nigeria by her supposed lover whom she equally met on Facebook.
“Investigations reveal that Chukwuebuka Kasi Obiaku is a graduate of Business Administration and Management and an Internet fraudster who has defrauded many unsuspecting members
of the public both locally and internationally. Chukwuebuka deliberately lured the victim info the country under the pretence of love and deceitfully married her on 15th May 2019.
“He subsequently held her captive in a hotel,extorted from her monies amounting to a total of $48,000
“He also forcefully collected and took control of her credit and debit cards as well as the operation of her bank accounts including the receipt of her monthly retirement benefits and allowances over the period of fifteen,(15) months.
“Chukwuebuka also used the victim as a front to defraud her associates and other foreign personalities and companies”.