Former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido’s son, Ashraf Sanusi, has reacted to the news of a 21-year-old model arrested for allegedly scamming a 50-year-old German national of $220,000 after pledging to marry him.
The suspect, identified as Atuonah Chioma, allegedly deceived the German man on Instagram by pretending to love him and promising to get married to him.
During their love rendezvous, she invited him to Nigeria for visits on several occasions and convinced him to relocate permanently to Nigeria to live together as husband and wife.
She also persuaded him to sell his house in Stuttgart, and send the money, together with his pension and life savings to her domiciliary account for the purpose of buying a house in Nigeria where they will both live as husband and wife, which he did.
However, when she reneged on her promise to marry her, the German National reported her to the police and she was subsequently apprehended.
During questioning, she admitted to collecting the money and using some of it to buy a 2-Bedroom Terrace apartment at Zara Estate, Ikota Villa, Lekki Phase II, while some of the funds were sent to support her mother’s business and to cover her father’s medical bill. Read here.
Reacting to the report, Ashraf said what the suspect did was wrong but not illegal because the German man willingly gave her the money.
He wrote on his Instastory,
“Technically she didn’t do anything illegal right? since he sent her money willingly not as payment for a good or service. She’s not meant to be arrested. What she did is bad, but not illegal. That’s why they can’t catch that tinder guy. All the women gave him money willingly
There’s not always a law for immorality.
Again what she did is very wrong, but they’re not legally allowed to arrest her because she promised to marry someone and didn’t do it. And they’re not allowed to reverse the money as it was given willingly even though the person was expecting something else.”
See his post below,
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