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American Woman Rescued From Nigerian Facebook Lover Who Kept Her Hostage For Over A Year



Nigerian police have confirmed the rescue of a United States citizen whom they say was held captive in Lagos for more than a year by a Nigerian guy she met on a popular social media platform, Facebook.

Nigerian police spokesperson, Frank Mba said the lady who is from Washington DC and retired civil servant arrived in Nigeria on 13th February, 2019 to visit 34-year-old Chukwuebuka Kasi Obiaku, a native of Ikeduru local government area of Imo State.

She is said to have however been confined against her wish in a hotel in Lagos by her Facebook lover, Obiaku, a suspected fraudster who also “extorted her of about $48,000”.

Here is the police statement;

“She was however rescued by Police operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Ogun State Annex following information received from a patriotic and civic minded Nigerian in the Meran area of Lagos State.

“The rescue of the American lady is coming on the heels of a similar case of abducted Philippino lady who was lured to Nigeria by her supposed lover whom she equally met on Facebook.

“Investigations reveal that the suspect, Chukwuebuka Kasi Obiaku is a graduate of Business Administration and Management and an internet fraudster who has defrauded many unsuspecting members of the public both locally and internationally.

“Chukwuebuka deliberately lured the victim into the country under the pretext of love and deceitfully married her on 15th May, 2019.

“He subsequently held her captive in a hotel, extorted from her monies amounting to a total of 48,000-USD.

“He also forcefully collected and took control of her credit and debit cards as well as the operation of her bank accounts including the receipt of her monthly retirement benefits and allowances over the period of fifteen (15) months.

“Chukwuebuka also used the victim as a front to defraud her associates and other foreign personalities and companies.”

Source: AfricaCelebrities.Com