LAGOS, (CAJ News) – AN American woman has allegedly been raped and defrauded following a romance scam run by some Nigerian internet fraudsters and kidnappers.
Lynn Jackson (aged 46), the mother-of-five, has been rescued in the
commercial city of Lagos where she had been kept hostage since her arrival on Sunday.
The Department of State Security (DSS) confirmed one Mathew Adedoyin (40) and an alleged accomplice, Idowu Ayeni, had been arrested after the officers raided a building, where she was allegedly raped several times.
Betty Adoki, Director of the DSS Lagos Command, said the suspect had lured the American woman through social media, purportedly for a visit, claiming to be a wealthy prince, with the intention of extorting money from her.
Adoki said on the dating site, Adedoyin, purported to be an exporter of ginger and cola, owning plantations and having slaves working for him.
He claimed to the victim that he owned several buildings in Lagos,
including where Jackson was held hostage.
The victim started to suspect foul play and lost patience as Adedoyin
rented the place.
Speaking to journalists while being paraded, Adedoyin, who claimed to be real estate agent, denied abducting the victim or raping her.
He argued sex was consensual and the woman had flown to Nigeria on her own will with the intention of getting married to him.
“Investigations will be intensified after which the suspects will be
prosecuted in line with relevant laws,” Adoki said.
– CAJ News