Law enforcers detain three Nigerian citizens for fraud

The crime is punishable from nine to 12 years in prison. Photo: Nino Alavidze/, 17 Aug 2020 - 12:40, Tbilisi,Georgia

Law enforcers have detained three Nigerian citizens for fraud, says the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia. 

The three individuals created a fake page on Facebook with the name of Frank Lucas Ballack and posed as a German citizen allegedly living in Georgia. They then gained the trust of US citizen D.K. through text messages on social media, promising her the imaginary Frank Ballack would travel to the U.S. and marry D.K. in the near future.

D.K. was told ‘Ballack’ had won a $900,000 tender to build bridges.

After a while, the recently detained called D.K. using the name of a Georgian doctor and said that Ballack had been caught in a car accident and needed money for treatment, so they asked D.K. to transfer money to Georgia, promising to return the money from the income of the tender.

D.K. sent $233,250 to the bank accounts owned by O.P., P.CH., and O.M., who sent $86,800 to their different bank accounts in Nigeria and Turkey.

The crime is punishable from nine to 12 years in prison.