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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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