Nigerian arrested for cheating SL woman on Fb

10 February 2017 02:36 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A Nigerian National, who had befriended a married woman in Sri Lanka over facebook and later lured her into giving him Rs 4.3 million, was apprehended in Malabe.

Sources revealed that the woman, who was from Badulla, had been seduced by the suspect over facebook. He had allegedly promised to give her valuable presents after showing her photos of gold jewellery and other valuables and had won her heart.

The suspect had then informed the gullible woman that in order to release the parcels containing these valuables, a customs duty amounting to Rs4,360, 000 needed to be deposited to three accounts. The woman had readily agreed and deposited the money. The suspect identified as Benson David (22) is a student at a reputed private institute of higher studies. The complainant woman (38) is the mother of one and her husband is employed abroad. Her husband had been remitting about Rs 100,000 every month to her while he was abroad.

At the time of the arrest the suspect had a total of Rs1.8 million in his bank account. He was produced before the Passara Magistrate yesterday and was remanded until the 22 on the orders of Magistrate Rasanjana Jayasekera.(Palitha Ariyawansa)

  Comments - 6

  • Damien Saturday, 11 February 2017 05:18 PM

    Didn't somebody say that Gold is a woman's best friend? Well, Not in this woman's case.

    public Saturday, 11 February 2017 03:43 AM

    Don't care, that's all i have to say.

    task Saturday, 11 February 2017 06:44 AM

    a very good lesson to the married lady. via DM Android App

    Sonali Saturday, 11 February 2017 07:23 AM

    This is what happens with greed. I don't feel sorry for her. Let this be a lesson for all those who place greed above everything else.

    TONY Saturday, 11 February 2017 09:17 AM


    carla browne Saturday, 15 April 2017 10:57 AM

    there are many 'romance 'scammers from Nigeria and Ghana.. I hope he was deported..

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