Big Ladies Beg Ooni of Ife for Marriage, Send Nude Pics... lose N600k to fraudster

A suspected Internet fraudster, Abiodun Joseph, who impersonated the Ooni of Ife, on Facebook and duped two Nigerian ladies has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command.

The bearded suspect was said to have been arrested on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Ilese, in the Ijebu North East Local Government Area.

He was paraded alongside three armed robbers and kidnappers at the state command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, on Monday.

The suspect had allegedly duped the ladies, who were based in the United States of America, to the tune of N600,000, which was paid through money transfer.

While parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, said Joseph had been using his Facebook and Whatsapp accounts to dupe unsuspecting members of the public.

He said his men got wind of the illicit act of the 26-year-old suspect and swung into action.

He said, “On interrogation, he owned up to the crime and confessed that he defrauded the ladies of N600,000.”

Joseph confessed he opened the Facebook account in October 2016 to defraud people.

He said he uploaded Ooni’s pictures from the Internet and used them on the Facebook account, adding that in no time, ladies began to send him requests, commenting on his good looks.

Joseph revealed that many ladies sent requests to him that they wanted to be his oloris (wives) thinking he was genuine, adding that he exploited their desperation to defraud some of them.

He said, “I opened the Facebook account in October last year purposely for Internet scam. I knew that Ooni was popular and that was why I uploaded his picture.

“A few days after I opened the Facebook account, many people, mostly ladies, sent friend requests. Many of them said I had good looks and they wanted to be my oloris.

“In our chats, I told them that they have to pay some money for traditional ritual if they are really interested in being the oloris. Two of them in the US fell for the scam and sent some money to me totalling N600,000 through money transfer.

“One sent N350,000 and the second one sent N250,000.

“Some of the ladies were really desperate; some of them sent nude pictures, showing their breasts and private parts (as seen by our reporter from one of the two iPhone 6 seized from the suspect).”

Joseph, however, said one of the ladies who wanted to be oloris demanded that he should buy her a house worth N45m. He said he told her that she had to pay N5m out of the amount and he would make up the balance.

He said he was waiting for the N5m when the police swooped on his residence and arrested him.

“I regret my action, most especially using the name and pictures of the Ooni to perpetuate fraud. I seek his forgiveness,” he said.


  1. Grace boniface25 April, 2017 10:14

    U will rot in jail. Desperation for money is too bad.

  2. Some ladies can be gullible sha.

  3. Foolish man, that is impersonation

  4. All is well...
    Hope u abstain from such after serving your term...

  5. The wages of sin is death, your sin has found you out. serve your term in peace

  6. How on earth could you impersonate OOni. Serves you right.

  7. D ladies are mad, i dnt feel 4 them

  8. boy you have guts..enjoy the punishment for using a royalty for your dirty schemes

  9. Oladimeji Seun25 April, 2017 13:52

    When you dey commit the crime you no know o.you no even fear at all.

  10. My brother welcome to our very good prison

  11. Wetin d luv of moni go cause..


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