Police have arrested a popular Facebook influencer known only as Ovaioza for allegedly defrauding Nigerians on Facebook to the tune of N3 billion.
She was apprehended in Abuja’s Lugbe neighborhood, according to reports, as she prepared to flee the country. The embattled had purchased houses in the United States with the proceeds of her investment scam venture, according to a source on Twitter with the handle @Gwenshuga.
Meanwhile, a Twitter user named @Justsociety4all, who appears to be familiar with the story, pointed out that the lady in question was a poor Nigerian in 2021 but became a billionaire in 2022.
She was also said to have married a man who had gotten her pregnant.
@JustSociety4all wrote: “From Paris to Kuje prison. It’s Ova meeeen. Begging 5k on social media in 2021 to become billionaire in 2022. The car here👇 is not less than 22million. How this lady defrauded people should be studied in school.”
@Gwenshuga wrote: “So this lady name Ovioza or whatever scammed Facebook people to the tune of 3billion naira.
“She bought houses in USA, married one fine bobo who got her pregnant, she was planning to escape today when Police nabbed her in Lugbe Abuja. Case will be moved to CID.
“She runs a storage business as a front. People were asked to invest to get returns.
“This is when she was taken to her house to get documents.”