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Nigerian scammer arrested for murder of Australian woman  print

Published on February 3, 2014 by   ·   7 Comments

Jesse Orowo Omokoh,

Jette Jacobs and Orowo Jesse Omokoh: Perth woman murdered by Nigerian scammer

Jette Jacobs and Orowo Jesse Omokoh

Jette Jacobs and Orowo Jesse Omokoh

Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Monday said it had arrested a 28-year-old man wanted in connection with the death of an Australian woman, Jette Jacobs, and for defrauding her of $90,000 in an online dating scam.

According to the agency, Orowo Jesse Omokoh was arrested on January 28 in Nigeria, without stating where exactly.

The graduate, who attended the University of Ibadan, in the southwest of the country, will be brought before court for extradition proceedings, a spokesman said.

The suspect allegedly met the 67 year old Aussie on a dating site and struck a sizzling romantic affair that necessitated him moving to Johannesburg in 2013 to link up with his lover.

Omokoh allegedly arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 4, 2013, to meet with Jacob who had been in Johannesburg since November 2012.

Five days after Omokoh arrived and took up residence with her, Jacob was found dead in her apartment with some of her valuables missing.

After the incident, Omokoh reportedly fled South Africa and returned to Nigeria.

“The South African police, which is investigating the mysterious death, are suspicious that Omokoh has a hand in the demise of Jacobs,” the EFCC said.

The organisation, which investigates money-laundering and online scams, said Australian Federal Police informed officers in March that Omokoh had allegedly defrauded Jacobs of $90,000.

Jacobs, a grandmother from Western Australia, reportedly sent tens of thousands of dollars to Nigeria during her four-year “romance” with a man known as “Jesse”, according to Australian media.

The 67-year-old is said to have previously met him in Johannesburg in 2010 without incident.

Her body was found on February 9. The EFCC said Omokoh had given “useful” information and “efforts are on to track his accomplices”.

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7 Comments for “Nigerian scammer arrested for murder of Australian woman”

  1. MALLAM SHEHU

    “KISS THE GIRL AND MAKE THEM DIE” . . THAT WAS THE SONG LONG TIME AGO, NOW MY PEOPLE ARE NOT JUST KISSING THEM THEY ARE TAKING THEIR MONEY AND KILLING THEM. WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO? A UNIVERSITY GRADUATE DID NOT LOOK TO A LEGITIMATE WORK OTHER THAN TO BE DEFRAUDING INNOCENT GULLIBLE OLD PEOPLE.
    DON’T THIS FRAUDSTER HAVE ANY PITY OR HUMAN FEELINGS AGAIN?

  2. Becky

    Yes it is dreadful but honestly!…a 67 year old woman and a 28 year old man… If it was a 67 year old man and a 28 year old woman everyone would be thinking “she’s after his money” …. what was this poor woman thinking? – let alone that he’s Nigerian where as we are always hearing many the “best” online scams originate from. It’s sad that her children hadn’t stepped in and tried to at least talk to her her given the “relationship” had been going on for 4 years but I suppose the fact that they didn’t (or were unsuccessful) could explain why she was so lonely and desperate to not hear any warning bells.

  3. Dodoh

    Another dent on nigeria’s image.How long shall the bad eggs continue to do harm to our dear country and the good people of Nigeria ? WHAT A BIG SHAME !!!

  4. What is this world turning into, 28 years old boy dating 67 years old Grandma, not talk of the fact that this woman in question is old enough to be his grandma….this is ridiculous i must say, and Guy is so desperate to the extent of traveling do down to SA to accomplish his evil mission
    Lazy Generation! it is either scam, yahoo yahoo, or they do armed robbery,
    thank God nemesis has cut up with him, and to the victim well that self inflicted death {AFOWOFA}.

  5. Shornkaro

    Hmm! Saint yoruba on it again. Let all Nigerians know it that crime is everywhere. That this useless guy did evil does not mean that all his tribe are same. Many Nigerians are affraid of starting from grass, knowing it that it must surely turn to grace if u are serious. Kiss the prison and see the other side of life.

  6. Champion Handsome

    My Bible tells me that “there’s a way that seems right In the sight of man, but the end thereof is death” to both the late woman and the young man. Let’s always think of the negative and the positive outcome of our actions before embarking on them so that we will not say had I known @ last

  7. AKINWANDE SAKIRU

    BLOOD FOR BLOOD HAND FOR HAND

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