The Lagos State Police Command, has arrested a 33-year-old single mother of four, Aishat Akintunde, for allegedly defrauding her Facebook lover of money and property worth N5m.
Akintunde was able to swindle her France-based lover, Ayobami Adeniyi after she promised to marry him and also help him procure a filling station in Nigeria.
The suspect who resides in Lagos was initially arrested for selling an unregistered Renault bus with property sent to her by Adeniyi valued at about N2.5m for just N1m.
Following her arrest, she told investigators that Adeniyi sent the bus to her to sell.
Narrating his ordeal in the hands of Akintunde to PM, Adeniyi said they met on Facebook in November 2016, where Akintunde told him that she was a divorcee.
Adeniyi said he told her that if she was ready for a relationship he should send some money to her to rent an apartment.
He said, “I sent the sum of N100k to her because I was desperately in need of a wife from Yoruba land.
“In February 2017, she told me that her mother was a big time oil dealer in Nigeria managing 3 filing stations. She later told me that her mother was about to sell off one of them for N4m and she advised me to purchase it.
“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. I confirmed the alleged sales from her “mother” on phone.”
Disclosing that he transferred the sum of N1.85m into the suspect’s account, Adeniyi also alleged that he also sold his Peugeot car in Nigeria for N1m and remitted the money into her account.
“I also shipped a Renault bus with properties inside valued at about N2.5m to her to sell and pay for the filing station.
“But she instead converted all my money to her personal use and plunged me into debt,” he added.
However, the accused argued that she only received N1.5m from the complainant and not N5m.
Akintunde maintained that she sold the bus for N1m and used the proceeds to buy an uncompleted building at Sango Ota, Ogun State.