Footballer Arrested in Malta: Charged with R1 Million Romance Fraud

Footballer Arrested in Malta: Charged with R1 Million Romance Fraud

- Sunday Eboh is one of Africa’s most prolific talents to have moved to Malta to play professional football

- He has been arrested alongside four others over fraud claims to the tune of R1 million

- The police were able to identify who was behind the scam and arrested five individuals aged between 28 to 58

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Local information from Malta has it that African footballer Sunday Eboh alongside with four others have been arrested and charged with money laundering.

He is one of Africa’s most prolific talents to have move to the country but he is currently in police net alongside three other Africans as well as a Maltese.

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.

According to police authorities, a local woman became a victim of the suspected fraudsters after she thought she had been chatting with a US soldier who was deployed in Afghanistan.

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She expected the soldier to return to Malta as soon as he is done with the assignment and despite that she was yet to meet the him in question, she €58 000 to the person who allegedly asked her to pay for his expenses.

Further investigations would later uncover that the funds were deposited in small amounts into a local bank account.

The police were able to identify who was behind the scam and arrested five individuals aged between 28 to 58-years-old.

Police suspect Ogbonna is the mastermind in the operation, although no account was traced back to him.

Eboh has played for a host of Maltese teams, namely Marsa, Birkirkara, Victoria Hotspurs, Marsaxlokk, Floriana, Naxxar Lions, Birzebbugia, and Pembroke. He also played for Greek side Apollon Smyrnis.

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Sunday Eboh in Malta police net over€58,000 fraud. Photo: Pulseng
Source: UGC

Magistrate Doreen Clarke refused bail after the prosecution raised fears that the accused could tamper with evidence or approach the vulnerable victim.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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