Four Nigerian students declared wanted in Canada for $2 million online romance scam

Four Nigerian students declared wanted in Canada for $2 million online romance scam

Canadian police authorities have declared four Nigerian students based in Canada wanted for allegedly defrauding victims of over $2 million through online romance scams.

The students identified as Kelvin Awani, 24, Jonah Eigbuluese, 22, Joshua Ometie, 25 and Clinton Newton, 27.

The arrest warrant was issued by Federal RCMP officers after police investigation linking the Nigerian students who live in Regina, Canada, to over 50 Canadian bank accounts. Regina is the capital of Saskatchewan, Canada.

The police found the identities of the boys after lots of surveillance operations and numerous interviews which led to the arrest of Austin Newton, 28  while the other four young men are still at large but police believe they are still in Canada. Austin is to make his next appearance at Regina provincial court on April 21.

According to the Canadian police, they were surprised by how dedicated the alleged scammers were to defrauding their victims as they showed so much patience and made their victims fall in love with them.

Saskatchewan RCMP disclosed in a press release on Friday, "Police determined the five individuals have ties to what is believed to be a larger international criminal organization involved in the long-term running of online romance scams,".

According to the Saskatchewan RCMP anyone who knew the location of the alleged scammers should contact RCMP at (306) 310-7267.

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