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Friday, 27 November 2015

2 Nigerians arrested for defrauding British woman of £1.6m

Two London based Nigerian men, Ife Ojo, 31, and Olusegun Agbaje, 43, have been arrested for allegedly defrauding a 48-year-old British woman they met on a dating website of the sum of £1.6 million, with a promise of marriage, Daily Mail reports.

The love fraud was perpetrated between March and December 2014, with the victim paying £1.6million into numerous bank accounts. The money was then transferred into various personal accounts, including £35,000 to the bank accounts of the suspects.

The woman, who is from Hillingdon in London, had met a man who claimed to be Christian Anderson on the website and, after a few weeks of chatting, he proposed to her. She gladly accepted, believing she had found true love.

But she did not envisage what would later hit her when Anderson (real name: Agbaje), who had told her he was an engineer, sent her a request that he needed money to fund engineering projects in Africa and free up an inheritance that was being held in a Dutch vault.

And that was the beginning of the fleecing, as he kept going till she had spent all her money on him without seeing him.

She had even met with ‘Anderson’s’ lawyer (Ojo) and travelled to Amsterdam to discuss money that was supposedly being held in a vault, as well as searching for houses where she could live.

When they were arrested, Ojo and Agbaje had a copy of Neil Strauss’s bestselling dating manual ‘The Game’ with them, a book that reveals the skills and techniques used by ‘pick up artists’ to seduce women.

They also used a book of love poems called ‘For You, My Soul Mate: Loving Messages To Share With A Very Special Person’ by Douglas Pagels to help them seduce the unsuspecting woman.

Both men were facing jail today, after they admitted conspiracy to defraud following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s specialist cyber crime and fraud detectives, FALCON.

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