In the UK on a student, Olasemo used a picture of a soldier wearing full military uniform as his profile picture. He claimed he was stationed at Camp Joyce, a remote base in eastern Afghanistan. Olasemo began online relationship with the women before asking for money.
“He conducted an online dating fraud exploiting lonely and vulnerable women by pretending he was an American soldier in Afghanistan to get money.” said Smith.
They also found several false Nigerian passports and driving licences.
Olasemo had a benefit from his crime totalling £253,347. The court ordered that £200,707 is repaid to his two victims who reside in Denmark.
In addition, he was in possession of more than £1,100 when he was arrested.
“Olasemo had a benefit from his crime totalling £253,347. The court ordered that £200,707 is repaid to his two victims who reside in Denmark.” said Detective Inspector Paul Giess.
“This case has demonstrated the dangers of providing personal details and sending money to strangers online. “Fraudsters use a variety of tactics to con their victims.
Source: Express UK