The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday February 3rd issued a press statement revealing the arrest of an undergraduate involved in an online dating scam worth Ninety Thousand Dollars.
28-year-old Orowo Jesse Omokoh, a student of the University of Ibadan allegedly defrauded an South African based Australian, Mrs. Jette Jacob, he met on an online dating site.
According to the statement signed by Wilson Uwujaren, Ag. Head, media and publicity, “The suspect allegedly met the Aussie on a dating site and struck a sizzling romantic affair that necessitated him moving to Johannesburg in 2013 to link up with his lover.
“Omokoh allegedly arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 4, 2013, to meet with Jacob who had been in Johannesburg since November 2012. Five days after Omokoh arrived and took up residence with her, Jacob was found dead in her apartment with some of her valuables missing. After the incident, Omokoh reportedly fled South Africa and returned to Nigeria.”
The South African Police had Omokoh as a prime suspect in the mysterious death of Jacob.
“On March 15, 2013, the EFCC received a petition from Richard Stanford of Australian Federal Police, asking for help to track Omokoh, alleging that the Nigerian defrauded Jacob to the tune of $90,000 in a dating scam”, Uwujaren said.
The Commission had been on the lookout for Omokoh and finally got him into custody a few days ago.
According to Uwujaren, Omokoh has given useful information to track his accomplices.
The suspect would be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is completed.