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    EFCC arrested a man for duping a New Zealand woman of $267,000


    A man who is a graduate of Federal polythecnic Auchi, Edo state, Akintunde Vincent Abiodun, who is also 37 years of age has been arrested in court on the charges of forgery and obtaining money by false pretence.



    D. Bonnici was defrauded of 267,000 New Zealand Dollars by Abiodun while posing as Christopher Williams from United Kingdom on a dating platform.
     She said the accused started collecting money with tales of  possession of gemstones worth $18,050,000, inherited from his father. Furthermore she stated Akintunde sweet talked her into believing he was coming to New Zealand to settle down with her.
    Bonnici claims money sent to Abiodun were received in Malaysia and Nigeria by persons bearing Norisha, Jalan Klan and Mohammed Haizam Bin Fauzin, alleged friends of Akintunde.
     The defendent however pleaded not guilty to the 14 charges read to him. Justice Ipaye dismissed the bail application, ordered the defendant remanded in Prison and adjourned the caseto March 7 and 8 for trial. 
    Source: online

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