Malta: Nigerian footballer Sunday Eboh charged with money laundering in romance fraud
10 Feb 2021

One of Malta’s most prolific Nigerian footballing imports, Sunday Eboh, has been charged with four others in a romance fraud case.

Eboh, Maltese national Alexandra Pace, Nigerian nationals Collins Eguavoen, Marvis Iyeke and Tony Ogbonna were arrested late Monday night to be charged with money laundering.

Police said that an elderly Maltese woman fell victim to the fraud after engaging in an online relationship with who she thought was an American soldier deployed in Afghanistan. The soldier was supposedly returning to Malta once his deployment ended.

Despite never meeting with the soldier, the woman took the relationship seriously, and transferred €58,000 to the person who allegedly asked her to pay for his expenses.

By Karl Azzopardi, Malta Today, 8 February 2021

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Photo (cropped and edited): Frank Vincentz, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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