- The victim said that her fiancée, whom she has never seen before, had transferred the money under the pretext that he was conducting a business transaction with a Dubai based firm.
In an uncommon exhibition of flagrant honesty, a Wisconsin based Nigerian man has hoisted the country’s flag in resplendent colours after he refunded the sum of $32,500 to a woman who had been swindled by a Nigerian internet fraudster, better known as Yahoo Boys.
In a video footage which has since gone viral across social media platforms, the Nigerian, who allegedly runs his own firm in Wisconsin where he is based, said the fraudster had transferred the money to his account with the hope of using his company as a conduit to funnel the money back to Nigeria.
The Nigerian, who is not named in the video clip, said that upon receiving the wire transfer about a month ago, certain unknown individuals had begun to pester him to transfer the funds to them in Nigeria.
“About a month ago, a wire came into my account, $32,500, and they were requesting to receive that money in Nigeria. They were requesting that I give them that money in Nigeria and it sounded fraudulent because you what happens in Nigeria. So I said no, I wasn’t gonna do that,” he said.
He further recounted that after stonewalling on sending the money to the fraudulent individuals, they started threatening his business partner in Africa in a bid to shake her to give up the money.
The man said that after reporting the case to the Nigerian Police, he was advised to try and trace the source of the funds, which led him to the victim, a woman who is identified as Lynn Inyagi.
Reacting, the victim, who was utterly flabbergasted and still grasping for words, said she was not responsible for the transfer of the funds. She said that her fiancée, whom she has never seen before, had transferred the money under the pretext that he was conducting a business transaction with a Dubai based firm.
The Local Area Police Department, who had accompanied the Nigerian to Lynn’s residence told her to cut all communications with this faceless fiancée, describing her as a victim of an internet scam perpetrated by a significant fraction of Nigerian youths.
In the wake of this brazen exhibition of honesty, adulations and encomiums have continued saturate the Nigerian businessman who has proven that there are still many Nigerians with a very high degree of non-conformity to the popular narrative that all Nigerians are criminals.