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Man swindles thousands of dollars from women by falsely promising to marry them

By Mason White 10:54 AM November 16, 2014
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was arrested, charged and convicted of fraud after swindling thousands of dollars from naive women by promising to marry them, prosecutors in Nigeria said.

Okediji Kabiru was convicted of taking $9,200 from three women under the false pretext that he was going to marry them.

Kabiru pleaded guilty to 11 counts of Internet fraud and forgery. According to the police investigation, Kabiru operated under fictitious names, such as Jack Loper and Patrick Dempster.

The three victims were identified as Jozzet Helle, Debra Williams, and J. Manual Silberge. Kabiru told the women that the money will be used to prepare the wedding ceremony.

Kabiru forged various documents, such as visas and driver’s licenses, to facilitate his fraud. Police confiscated the defendant’s computers and fraudulent documents after obtaining a search warrant for his home.