Social Media Boyfriend Defrauds Sales Girl In Ebonyi


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By Esther Nworie

Suspected fraudster simply indentified as Henry Ndubusi has defrauded a sales girl at international market, Abakaliki of about N232,000 through bank transaction with one of the new generation banks in the State.
The victim, Chukwu Obianuju who lives along Nkaliki road Abakaliki Local Government Area had met the said Henry on Facebook in May, 2020 and they became friends.
It was alleged that Henry called her for financial help that the mother was sick, she , Obianuju then transferred the sum of N180, 000 through her master’s Zenith bank account to the suspect.
As if that wasn’t enough she went to her mother’s account and sent 20,000 before going to the pastor’s wife and who transferred N27000 to same suspect Henry Ndubusi.
The matter which was reported to the police on 9th of July after she made every effort to recover the money was unsuccessful is now been investigated by the police.
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the State, DSP Loveth Odah said police is making every effort to track the suspect and know what happened.
She warned women to be wary of Cyber fraudster. She wondered if the girl was manipulated to act in such manner.
She said, “On 9th July by 4pm one Chukwu Obianuju of Nkaliki road reported at CPS that on 30th May, she engaged on social media relationship with one Henry Ndubusi and they started chatting as friends.
“On 29 June, 2020 Mr. Henry called her that his mother was sick, not too long that Henry called her, another little girl who claimed to be Henry’s sister called that armed men shot their mother and she was rushed to undisclosed hospital for treatment and needed money for her treatments where him Henry sent his account number with name, United Bank of Africa.
“And the sum of N180,000 was transferred to the account. The money belonging to her master Kwalu Emeka at Zenith Bank account who is trading articles at international market Abakaliki. The sum of N20000 from the complainants mother name Nnenna Rebecca Chukwu zenath also transferred to the same account belonging to Mr. Henry Ndubusi.
Another sum of N27,000 only from the complainants pastors wife name with held was also transferred to Henry’s account. All money transferred to Henry amounts to N232,000.
“Police is investigating, according to the DPO they have put all the necessary measures in place to arrest the culprit. People should learn this should be a lesson to others. Cyber crime is everywhere don’t allow yourself to be a victim.” She said
“Could it be that the person was manipulated, it is confusing but we are investigating the matter and at the end if arrested he will tell us how he did it”.


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