Nigerian footballer arrested in Malta and charged with romance fraud after victim paid €58,000

Nigerian footballer arrested in Malta and charged with romance fraud after victim paid €58,000

- Sunday Eboh is one of Nigeria’s most prolific talents to have moved to Malta to play professional football

- He has been arrested alongside four others over fraud claims to the tune of €58,000

- Police officers in Malta have charged the five suspects with money laundering

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Local information from Malta has it that Nigerian footballer, Sunday Eboh, alongside with four others have been arrested and charged with money laundering.

He is one of Nigeria’s most prolific talents to have move to the country but he is currently in police net alongside three other Nigerians as well as a Maltese.

Eboh, Maltese national Alexandra Pace, Nigerian nationals Collins Eguavoen, Marvis Iyeke and Tony Ogbonna were arrested late Monday night to be charged with money laundering.

According to police authorities, a local woman became a victim of the suspected fraudsters after she thought she had been chatting with a US soldier who was deployed in Afghanistan.

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She expected the soldier to return to Malta as soon as he is done with the assignment and despite that she was yet to meet the man in question, she sent €58,000 to him who allegedly asked her to pay for his expenses.

Further investigations uncovered that the funds were deposited in small amounts into a local bank account.

The police were able to identify who was behind the scam and arrested five individuals aged between 28 to 58.

Police suspect Ogbonna is the mastermind in the operation, although no account was traced back to him.

Eboh has played for a host of Maltese teams, namely Marsa, Birkirkara, Victoria Hotspurs, Marsaxlokk, Floriana, Naxxar Lions, Birzebbugia, and Pembroke. He also played for Greek side Apollon Smyrnis.

Nigerian footballer arrested in Malta and charged with romance fraud after victim paid €58,000

Sunday Eboh in Malta police net over€58,000 fraud. Photo: Pulseng
Source: UGC

Magistrate Doreen Clarke refused bail after the prosecution raised fears that the accused could tamper with evidence or approach the vulnerable victim.

Also, for former governor of Abia state Orji Kalu, it is ‘not yet Uhuru’ as he appeared in court today, Tuesday, February 2, over alleged money laundering.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Kalu before Justice Inyang Ekwo for the beginning of a fresh trial.

He was said to have siphoned N7.1 billion from the purse of government alongside his company, Slok Nigeria Limited, when he was a governor from 1999 to 2007.

Legit.ng also reported that Nigerians have taken to social media to troll Mighty Jets football club of Jos over the age of their goalkeeper Gobum Rotduwe.

The Jos based football club had taken to their official Twitter handle to unveil their new kits ahead of the start of the Nigerian National League season.

Some of the posts also come with the profile of players who were used as models for the new kits, but eagle-eyed fans spotted the Rotduwe’s age.

Source: Legit.ng News

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