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Filipina Senior Citizen Report Nigerian Boyfriend Over Online Scam

A 64-year-old Filipina senior citizen report her Nigerian boyfriend after losing almost P3.2 million due Nigerian-led online scam.

In the report of Philippine News Agency, The Philippine National Police (PNP) Cyber Financial Crime Unit (CFCU) in Las Piñas arrested two Nigerian nationals and Filipina who runs an online scamming network.

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PNP chief Gen. Debold Sinas said the three suspects were identified as Evans Amara Okeke and Chidibierre Junior Ezema, both 26, of Nigeria; and a Filipina, Judy Ann A. Japitana, 23.

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Based on the report, Okeke pretended as “Michael Gerald” and befriended a 64-year-old senior citizen victim named Ellen Briones residing in Quezon City. Okeke allegedly used somebody’s photo for his profile picture to deceived the Pinay elderly woman.

Okeke said he is an engineer based overseas and is scheduled to go to the Philippines to build a mall business in San Fernando, La Union. He was able to cajole the elderly woman by getting P3.23 million in cash.

Sinas said that they started to exchanges messages until they get into a relationship. However, when the Filipina learned that her lover and her money were being cut and run, she immediately reported to the police.

The suspects are now facing a violation of Article 315 of the Revised Penal Code (Swindling/Estafa) in relation to Section 5(a) and (b) and Section 6 of Republic Act 10175 also known as “Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012”.

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