A 21-year-old student, Obiechina Chikeluba, has been arrested by the EFCC for allegedly swindling a UK citizen, Kieran Oakes of N20million in an internet love scam.
Chikeluba, a 21-year-old student of Federal College of Science and Technical Yaba, Lagos was said to have met the victim on Facebook sometime in 2013.
The suspect, used a false profile of an American, Lisa Jackson to lure the lady into a relationship with an agreement to get married.
In the course of their relationship, ‘Jackson’ at various times collected money to the tune of £54,000 from Oakes, to enable him travel to the UK to meet her. After an endless wait for her fiancé, it dawned on the Briton that she had been conned. She consequently petitioned the EFCC.
Operatives of the Commission arrested Chikeluba in a sting operation on February 24, 2015 in Lagos while attempting to collect a parcel sent to him.
He will appear in court as soon as investigation is concluded.