A 21years old model, Atuonah Chioma was recently arrested and paraded in Lagos for allegedly defrauding a German man of $220,000 after promising to marry him but failed to filled to fulfill her promise. In a statement made by the Police Special Fraud Unit(PSFU), Ikoyi, Lagos, he said that the suspect lured the victim on Instagram by allegedly feigning romantic intentions towards him, collected the money from him on the pretext she was going to marry him and failed to fulfill her promise. Chioma when interrogated confirmed she collected the money and used part of it to buy a 2-Bedroom Terrace apartment at Zara Estate, Ikota Villa, Lekki Phase II, while some of the funds were sent to support her mother’s business and to pay medical bills of her father.
However, Ashraf Sanusi the son of the former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has reacted to the story. In his opinion,he said that what Chioma did was wrong but not illegal as the German man willingly gave her the money. Also that they are not legally allowed to arrest her for failing in her of marrying the German man nor reverse the money he willingly gave to her even if the German guy had intentions to marry her.