A 43-year old man, Sylvester Ehiarinmian, has been nabbed by the Police for allegedly defrauding his United States-based lover of her property and worth US$25,000.
The suspect claimed to love the victim, Mary Okpe, 40 , while he fraudulently swindled her of monies and property under the guise of helping to secure them.
While parading the suspect on Wednesday, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Ahmed Illiyasu at Zone 2 Command Headquarters, Onikan, Lagos, said the suspect was arrested following a petition to the Command by Mary, the victim.
AIG Illiyasu said the victim who had a vision of setting up a business back home employed the suspect, Sylvester, to provide her with security to and from her farm situated in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Sylvester who is married and has children however made love advances at the victim, promising her marriage which she naively accepted and she was defrauded, Illiyasu said.
The AIG further said that the suspect was nabbed by the Zonal Tactical/monitoring unit of the Command.
“When the suspect was arrested, four Sienna Space buses, a Toyota Highlander SUV Jeep and landed properties comprising of a story building, an undeveloped plot of land, both in Apo area of Abuja an another two plots in Wasa area of Abuja were recovered from the suspect.
“Also, a Milkano generating set, two duplexes in South Africa, the sum of $15,00 US Dollars he fraudulently obtained from the victim to procure visa for the victim’s sister, another $10,000 US Dollars he proposed to purchase carpets for an office they both agreed to operate and N40 milluon for the establishment of a medical laboratory belonging to the victim are yet to be recovered from the suspect However, the suspect while speaking to pressmen denied the allegation of fraud leveled against him.