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Love Scam EFCC nabs Yahoo boy who duped American woman $2000

A Yahoo-Yahoo Boy who scammed an American lady to the tune of $2000 has been apprehended.

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For Benjamin Akugbe, the end of the road has come after he was nabbed in a love scam sting. play

For Benjamin Akugbe, the end of the road has come after he was nabbed in a love scam sting.


An Internet fraudster popularly called Yahoo-Yahoo Boy, Benjamin Akugbe, has been nabbed by anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and successfully recovered the sum of $2000 he collected from an unsuspecting American woman, Margaret Sanders, in a romance sting that got the 0Sherman, Texas, USA based woman believing she had found love, only to realise she has been scammed.

According to a press release from the media unit of the agency, Sanders, through a petition dated 9 July, 2013, had alleged that 'she entered into a relationship on Facebook, with someone who claimed to be Benny Brown from Warri, Delta State, with both agreeing to get married.'

According to her, the suspect, in the course of the affair, requested for the sum of $2000.00 USD to enable him join her in United States of America.

The money was wired to him through Western Union, into an account with the name, Gladdys Ikpoba, domiciled with a new generation bank.

After an endless wait for the fiancé, Sanders came to the sad realisation that she had been duped. But her efforts to recover the money were unsuccessful until she petitioned the EFCC.

The Commission through discrete investigation recovered and returned the money to the victim while the suspect was apprehended and would soon be charged to court.

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