An American woman lured to Nigeria by a promise of marriage from a man she met on Facebook has been rescued after being held captive for more than a year, police say.
The 46-year-old was held against her will in a hotel room in Lagos.
The suspect Chukwuebuka Obiaku, 34, "took control" of the unnamed victim's credit and debit cards, and retirement benefits, according to the police.
Over a period of 15 months she was forced to part with $48,000 (£38,000).
The victim is a retired Civil Servant from Washington DC.
Police say Mr Obiaku "also used the victim as a front to defraud her associates and other foreign personalities and companies".
CYBERCRIME: INTERPOL ABUJA ARREST 3
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Operatives of the Nigeria Police Cybercrime Unit, INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Abuja have arrested three (3) suspects;
— Nigeria Police Force (@PoliceNG) July 12, 2020