In Bacoor City Cavite, the Philippine Operatives of the National Police-Anti Cybercrime Group (PNP-ACG) have detained a Nigerian national and his girlfriend who is included in an internet love fraud cost PHP2.2 million.
Lt. Michael Bernardo, the leader of the Quezon City District Anti-Cybercrime Team In a statement on Thursday, November 3, 2022, has identified the culprits as Ikenna Onuoha, 37, and Jacel Ann Paderan, 28.
Michael said the culprits have been arrested in an operation by QCDACT and the Quezon City District Special Operation Unit personnel in Molino, Bacoor City, Cavite on November 1, 2022.
the Nigerian citizen and Paderan were probably lovers but the dupe, whose name was withheld by authorities, was also the Nigerian culprits’ lover.
According to the police, the lady and the Nigerian guy connected via an online dating service and had been dating since April 2020.
The Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 230 has issued arrest orders for the accused for swindling/estafa, which are still pending.
“The case stemmed from the complaint of Onuoha’s victim whom he met at a dating site.”
The victim claims that she began seeing the offender in April 2020. The culprit then identified himself as “Demir Balik,” a citizen of Turkey.
The complainant said that during their virtual connection, the defendant made several promises that she took seriously.
The suspect was successful in persuading the victim to transfer him PHP2,282,000 in cash.
According to the police, the funds were sent to Paderan and a certain Cristine Mae Elizares’ bank accounts.
According to the victim, Onuoha informed her that he needed money to settle a defunct property he had at a British bank.
The victim understood she was being duped when the suspect demanded extra funds from her and made the decision to expose the event to our office, according to Bernardo.
Elizares, the third suspect, is still at large.
According to the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, the suspects are accused of swindling/estafa and abusing the use of information and communications technologies.
According to the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, the culprits are accused of swindling/estafa and abusing by utilizing information and communication technologies.
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