A 22-year-old scammer identified as David Maduabuchi was arrested by officer of the Nigeria Police Force in Anambra for promising young girls marriage with the intent to scam.
Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the state, Mr Haruna Mohammed confirmed Wednesday that the scammer, Maduabuchi, who was arrested at Okpoko, a slum area near Onitsha, was fond of hoodwinking the girls to steal from their parents and guardians on his behalf.
His modus operandi is to meet with victims on Facebook and promise to marry them, after which he instructs them to steal from their relatives.
According to the PPRO, preliminary investigation revealed that between the months of March and November 2019, the suspect lured Miss Ogechi Miracle and Miss Chinansa Peter, both aged 18 years on Facebook under the false pretences that he would marry them.
“The victims were further tutored by the suspect and they both stole the sums of N318,000 and N100,000 respectively at different times from their parents, as well as laptop computers, which they handed over to him”.
He, however, said that the case was still under investigation, adding that the suspect would be charged to court for prosecution when investigation was concluded.