A courageous victim of advance fee fraud otherwise known as “yahoo yahoo” summoned courage to travel down to Nigeria all the way from The Netherlands and effect the arrest of some internet fraudsters.
When Jeanette Brunsma met Nicholas Lambert on Facebook, he never suspected he was dealing with Nigerian barely 22 years of age bearing Johnson Mills and posing as a US army in Afghanistan with a couple of his internet croniess posing as international Red Cross personnel.
Things started taking a suspicious outlook after they defrauded the foreigner of €15,000 and made another demand of €1,500.
The men are reportedly undergraduates of a university in the state and they are identified as Nicholas Lambert 22, who is the main leader; Collins Njoku 22; Bright Chukwuezi, 23; and Chukwuemeka Ononiwu, 27 and their victim identified as Dane, Jeanette Brunsma
Parading Lambert and his accomplices, the state Commissioner of Police, Dasuki Galadanchi, said 11 laptops and 20 phones of different brands were recovered from them. Speaking to pressmen, the Imo State Police boss said, “After defrauding Brunsma of the €15,000, the suspects made a fresh demand of €1,500.
“The prime suspect, Lambert, met the victim on Facebook, bearing a fake name, Johnson Mills, in order to commit the crime.” Detailing how the suspects were arrested, the police chief said the victim flew into the country and lodged a formal complaint at the State command headquarters, which was followed by digital analysis.
“The suspects; Nicholas Lambert, aka Johnson Mills of Onumonu Street, Owerri; Collins Njoku of Umudim Umuduruonyeoma, in the Ikeduru Local Governmrnt Area; Bright Chukwuezi of Umudim Umuduruonyeoma and Chukwuemeka Ononiwu also of Umudim Umuduruonyeoma, were arrested on September 3, 2018.
“They were arrested by a combined team of operatives of Scorpion Squad and Monitoring Unit of the command for advanced fee fraud.”
“The main suspect who claimed to be a US Army Sergeant by name Johnson Mills (Nicholas Lambert) serving in Kabul, Afghanistan, and his friends, who claimed to be Red Cross agents, were arrested in Imo State.
“We swooped on them at their hideout in Umuodu Mbieri, in the Mbaitoli LGA after the victim lodged a formal complaint to the police.
“The suspects have made useful statements to the police, confessing to have defrauded Jeanette Brunsma of Ringwey 10,Weiloo, Netherlands, of the sum of €15,000.
“The exhibits recovered from the suspects include 11 laptops and 20 phones of different brands.”
The prime suspect, Lambert, admitted he committed the crime.