A London-based cyber fraudster who targeted 670 women, including one who was terminally ill, has been arrested by UK police and pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering charges. Taking more than £20,000 from his marks, Osagie Aigbonohan operated out of a flat in Abbey Wood, London.
Police arrested Aigbonohan in July 2021 after he was found with a fake driving licence and overstaying his visa in the UK for two years. “Romance fraud is a particularly callous offense, involving exploitation of an individual’s emotional needs and caring qualities, to extract money from them. People should be particularly vigilant over the coming month as we head towards Valentine’s Day and more people seek a partner,” warned James Lewis of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).