■ During that time he allegedly set about making money by forcing the woman to use her American accent in scams.
Chukwuebuka Kasi Obiaku allegedly met the 64-year-old American woman on Facebook and invited her to come to Lagos in Nigeria under the “pretext of love and marriage”
A woman was allegedly held in a hotel for more than a year by her husband who used her identity to commit fraud.
The 64-year-old woman, who has not been named, told Nigerian police spokesman Frank Mba that she met Chukwuebuka Kasi Obiaku on Facebook.
The 34-year-old invited the American woman to fly over from Washington, DC, to Lagos under the “pretext of love and marriage”.
In February 2019 the woman made the journey and three months later married Obiaku.
Sadly their relationship quickly fell apart, leading the husband to hold his wife captive in a hotel for more than a year, Mba said in a statement.
During that time he allegedly set about making money by forcing the woman to use her American accent in scams.
Obiaku is accused of getting her to ask organisations for money over the phone by acting as several different characters, including as a nanny.
Mba said that he also used her credit cards and collected 15 months worth of retirement payments.
Obiaku has yet to be charged with a crime, although he allegedly told police the wedding in Lagos was a ruse.
The woman was eventually rescued after police received a tip-off about the case from another Nigerian.
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