Mr. Obielom a.k.a Gerald Bosco was arrested on the February 18, 2011 by operatives of the EFCC following a complaint by Ms Faltado, a Filipina, that Mr. Obielom,using the name Gerald Bosco in collaboration with his cohorts, deceived her through an online relationship (love scam) and fleeced her of several sums of money totaling thirty two thousand, Four hundred USD ($32,400) of which Seven thousand and fifty USD ($7,050:00) was traced to Gerald.
The convict, an accountancy graduate, who is yet to perform the compulsory national youth service programme, confessed that he met the complainant on the internet. Having fostered a relationship with her, he started collecting money from her.
“Minda has been sending money to Henry Ibeh who, in turn, has given me not less than $5000 USD. Christian Nwokolo collected a total sum of USD 7,700; Valentine collected a total sum of USD 11,504. Sunday collected a total sum of USD 6,400”, Gerald stated.