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Nigerian Anthony Chidebere arrested over $2m Dubai property fraud

Itumo Anthony Chidebere was been arrested in the UAE after going on the run for 13 months over his alleged involvement in a $2m Dubai real estate fraud.

The Nigerian was apprehended by Dubai police after an Interpol alert was issued for his arrest in connection with defrauding a Nigerian businesswoman of around $2m.

According to  Arabian business .com, the 35-year-old approached a prominent Nigerian businesswoman in June 2012, claiming to be a real estate agent and offering to help her purchase a house in Dubai, according to a report by the Vanguard Newspaper in Nigeria.

Based on references he claimed were from other prominent Nigerians he had also helped secure properties in the emirate, the victim paid Chidebere $2,082,139 to secure the deal.

Chidebere subsequently disappeared, without purchasing the property. The Interpol Unit of the Nigeria Police Force is now looking to extradite him back to Nigeria to face charges.

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Originally posted 2014-12-25 10:27:58.