American Woman held captive in Lagos hotel for 16 months rescued

An American woman who was held in a hotel for 15 months against her will by a Nigerian man she met on social media has been saved by the police.

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Nigerian police spokesperson, Frank Mba said the retired civil servant arrived Nigeria on 13th February, 2019. The lady who is from Washington DC, was visiting 34-year-old Chukwuebuka Kasi Obiaku (pictured above), a native of Ikeduru local government area of Imo State who she met on Facebook.

Obiaku was accused of forcefully collecting and taking control of her credit and debit cards as well as the operation of her bank accounts, including the receipt of her monthly retirement benefits and allowances over the period of fifteen (15) months.

She was however rescued by Police operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Ogun State Annex following information received from a neighbour in the Meran area of Lagos State.

Investigations reveal that the suspect, Chukwuebuka Kasi Obiaku is a graduate of Business Administration and Management and an internet fraudster who has defrauded many unsuspecting members of the public both locally and internationally.

Chukwuebuka deliberately lured the victim into the country under the pretext of love and deceitfully married her on 15th May, 2019.

He subsequently held her captive in a hotel, extorted from her money amounting to a total of 48,000-USD.

He also forcefully collected and took control of her credit and debit cards as well as the operation of her bank accounts including the receipt of her monthly retirement benefits and allowances over the period of fifteen (15) months.

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Chukwuebuka also used his victim as a means to defraud her associates and other foreign personalities and companies.