Operatives of the Kwara State command on January 12, 2023, at about 1200hrs, arrested one Awoleye Joshua Oluwatofunmi, (male) of Sabo Oke Road, Ilorin, within the premises of an hotel along Flower Garden Road, Ilorin, in company with one Vonapolouis Moss, (female) an American citizen.

Information available revealed that the suspect, who is an Internet fraudster known as Yahoo Boys, presented himself to the victim on TikTok, a social media platform, as an American by the name of Howard Adams and ripped the victim of her 1000 USD.

The suspect later took a step further by luring the victim to fly into Nigeria on January 9, 2023, through the Muritala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, after which she flew into Ilorin the next day and was received by the suspect.The suspect also deceitfully took an unspecified amount of USD from the victim before she was rescued by police operatives.

The operatives have contacted the necessary authorities for appropriate action.

Meanwhile, the rescued victim has been moved into secure custody by the State Police Command pending her return trip to the USA.


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