A romance scam in Lagos involving a reasonable amount of money has been successfully carried out by a younger lover.
A single mother, Mrs. Angela Okon has been duped in Lagos after she lured a 23-year old young lover, Marvelous Awazie into her home for s*x romp.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the incident happened at Adeyemi Street in Shasha area of Lagos where Angela resided and brought Marvelous for the romp.
It was learnt that when Angela realised that Marvelous was satisfying her s*xually, she asked him to come over and stay with her in the house she had rented.
While the romp was going on between them, Angela revealed her bank details and the amount of money in her account. She also gave Marvelous access to her phone.
When she left her phone to attend to other needs, Marvelous reportedly picked the phone and transferred about N110,000 from her account to his own account through internet banking and thereafter left her against Angela’s wish.
However, when Angela went to the bank to withdraw some money from her account, she was told that there was not enough money in the account to match the requested withdrawal.
She complained asking the bank management what happened to her money and she was given details of the transaction by the bank. It was then she realised that apart from the fact that Marvelous dumped her, he also defrauded her.
She reported the alleged fraud to the police at Shasha Division who trailed and arrested the suspect at Ladipo Market where he had already started business with the money.
At the police station, he reportedly admitted that he was the person that withdrew the money and used same to start clothing business.
He was charged before Magistrates court sitting in Ejigbo on Tuesday for stealing.
He pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr. T.O. Shomade granted him bail in the sum of N150,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The prosecutor, Supol Kenneth Asibor did not object his bail condition because it was a bailable offence.
The suspect was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 7 May, 2018