A Ghanaian sakawa boy in Kenya has been arrested after duping his victim close to $100,000.
The man, identified as Victor Anane, run a love scam on a Kenyan woman who he met online.
Police allege that Anane’s mode of operation is to market himself to women looking for love as a preacher. He promises to improve their fortunes then seduces them and finds a way to dupe them.
He reportedly duped one lady of 9m million Kenyan Shillings (about $82,000).
The Kenyan Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), an arm of the police, arrested Anane and revealed his crimes.
“The suspect… masquerades as a preacher, approaches innocent women looking for love and affection online, with promises of making their lives better before fraudulently obtaining money from them,” they said.
The lady discovered he was a fraudster when she visited his home and found the place looking like a shrine.
A Ghanaian national believed to have obtained Sh9 Million from a senior manager at a money lending agency, was yesterday arrested by detectives. The senior manager at Tala agencies, a popular mobile money lending firm, that advances instant short term loans pic.twitter.com/Jvn32A8seO
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She reported him to police who picked him up.
He has been charged with obtaining money by false pretenses pending an appearance in court.