Dec 5, 2014 – Pictures: Nigerian Man Jailed In UK For Match.com Dating Fraud, Adewale Adewole Sentenced In Manchester
A middle aged UK-based Nigerian guy has been jailed for duping several women on an online dating site.
Adewale Adewole pictured above used the photo of an innocent man to create different profiles on Match.com. He then used the fake profiles to dupe several unsuspecting women to the tune of £100,000 to help fund a non-existent Nigerian orphanage.
The suspect living on Carrfield Avenue in Little Hulton, Salford allegedly backed up his fake Match.com profiles with several Facebook accounts.
Before being caught, Adewale promised to repay his victims.
The 31-year-old alleged fraudster was sentenced to 4-years and 6 months in prison today at a Manchester Crown Court.
According to Greater Manchester Police officials, Adewale Adewole also created a fake charity website supporting an orphanage and listed names of 2 fake directors on it.
He then used one of the names, along with a photo of an unconnected, innocent man, to create profiles on the dating website.
Using those profiles, police said he romanced four women, gained their trust and asked them for money to help the sick orphans, which he told them he would repay.
When one woman told him she had no money, he asked her to send an iPad and iPhone instead.
His fraud was uncovered when one woman became suspicious and contacted the World Health Organization, who told her the orphanage did not exist.
Adewole laughing to jail
Chei! Naija suffer. o… See how our guys come dey shame us all over the world…. Na only dem sabi dis kind thing.