Nigerian National, Pinay cohort arrested for extortion

14:11 Jan 22 2019 Las Pinas

The two were arrested by operatives of NBI in Las Pinas and charged with swindling and robbery extortion in relation to cybercrime prevention act and for violating anti-photo and video voyeurism act. The complainant recounted that she came to know the Nigerian national through social media dating site Tinder where he identified himself as American national who is a chemical engineer based in Alaska. The suspect also claimed to be divorced with one child managed to make the victim agree with his marriage proposal. The victim managed to send a certain amount after being convinced by the suspect to pay for the processing of her US finance visa application.

The victim and her family went to NAIA after being told by the suspect that he was coming to the Philippines. However, the suspect did not arrive and instead the victim received a call from someone claiming to be from the Customs Bureau and informed her that he got her at the Cebu airport for carrying huge dollar amount.

The victim was then asked to send Php 25,000 through remittance centre for his immediate release. However, the victim refused to heed the caller as she sensed she was already being duped. Afterwards, the victim received a message from the suspect who threatened to spread her nude photos if she fails to send the money.
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