The Police Special Fraud Unit in its effort to rid the society of Internet Fraud and Cybercrimes has arrested an international Fraudster, one Owen Taiwo Iyabosa ‘f’ in Benin City, Edo State.
The suspect, a professional table tennis player and mother of four (4), created a fraudulent Facebook account in the name of William Walton, which she used in defrauding unsuspected persons around the world. In one of her escapade, the suspect used the identity and profile of the said man William Walton and her accomplices; one Efe Martin said to residing in South Africa to obtain the sum of €25, 000 (Twenty Five Thousand Naira) from a Belgium woman, in a love scam.
Sometime in February, 2017, Iyabosa told the victim to write the money from her account in Luxembourg, Belgium to nominated account in the Unit States of America which the victim did and eventually the money was transferred to Lagos, with the suspect as the ultimate beneficiary of the proceeds. In her confessional statement, she claimed to have used the money to buy cars and land property in Benin, Edo State. Forensic analysis of her HP Laptop yielded several scam documents including the picture of a white male which she used to fraudulently pose herself as William Walton to her female victims.
Efforts to apprehend her fleeing accomplices are being intensified. The suspect will be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded.