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Mother of 4 arrested for alleged internet scam

Mother of 4 arrested for alleged internet scam

The Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) says it has arrested a woman, Owen Taiwo Iyabosa said to be international fraudster, in Benin City, Edo State.

The suspect, a professional table tennis player and mother of four, allegedly created a fraudulent Facebook account in the name of William Walton, which she is said to have used in defrauding unsuspected persons around the world.

In one of her escapade, the suspect allegedly used the identity and profile of the said man William Walton and her accomplices; one Efe Martin said to be residing in South Africa to obtain the sum of €25, 000 (Twenty Five Thousand Euro) from a Belgium woman, in a love scam.

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Sometime in February, 2017, Iyabosa allegedly told the victim to write the money from her account in Luxembourg, Belgium to a nominated account in the Unit States of America which the victim did and eventually the money was transferred to Lagos, with the suspect as the ultimate beneficiary of the proceeds.

According to the PSFU, “In her confessional statement, she claimed to have used the money to buy cars and landed property in Benin, Edo State. Forensic analysis of her HP Laptop yielded several scam documents including the picture of a white male which she used to fraudulently pose herself as William Walton to her female victims”.

The police also stated that efforts to apprehend her fleeing accomplices are being intensified, and that she would be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.



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  • Anita Kingsley

    I feel this is how Nigerian government go after internet fraudsters, we won’t have them plenty in our society today. This woman definitely didn’t pay dues to the security agencies that’s why they apprehended her!


      And who told you they are not making unrelenting effort to always capture these cyber fraudsters, just that they too have their clever way of escaping arrest because most of them do hypnotize their victims.

      • seyi jelili

        Yahoo guys and girls can’t be arrested easily truly. They are into voodoo and even most security operatives are their friends, and they do remit dues to them. So to arrest them is a tough war

  • Animashaun Ayodeji

    Despite the increasing rates of internet frauds in Nigeria, the government isn’t paying adequate attention to it. It is alarming how this has turned into means of livelihood for majority of the Nigerian youths of Today and the government is quiet about it. Even the police gets their own cuts from these fraudsters, a terrible case.

    • Abeni Adebisi

      That’s what the state of the nation has turned them into. I blame all these illegal activities on the federal government of Nigeria.

  • yanju omotodun

    Most Arsenal fans are criminals, see how he mesmerise Arsenal Jersey. Up barca for life, we are crime free people

    • Balarabe musa

      Lol. See the angle this guy takes matter from, funny you. That she is putting on Arsenal Jersey doesn’t mean she is an arsenal fan, so many people can put on any club Jersey but are not fans of football. So Arsenal fans are not criminals nor Yahoo guys