A Nigerian author, Mr. Odibe Emeka who is based in Obosi community in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, is currently recovering after attempting suicide.
Vanguard reports that the young man was duped of $140,000 (N58million) by a Nigerian lady he met on Facebook.
The lady who is based in Canada, promised to help him publish and sell his book ‘The Truth, My Journey’.
Emeka narrates his ordeal after losing N58million to female scammer
The heartbroken author said the lady was supposed to remit 70% to him after selling off copies of the book in Canada.
“The first printed 100,000 copies would sell out in six months and fetch me at least $140,000, which would have been used to kick start my company as stated in the contract.”
“She blocked me off all means I could reach her and refused me access to my book,” he said.
Emeka attempted suicide
After getting duped, Emeka drank a chemical poison to take his life but fortunately, he was rushed to St. Charles’ Borromeo Hospital, Onitsha by his aged parents.
Sharing his ordeal during his recovery, he said:
“I was so frustrated that I went suicidal by drinking chemical poison but miraculously survived. Upon that, she still refused till date to remit to me, a suicidal survivor, my share of the money.
” I am just crying for help from the world to my rescue to recover my $140,000 from her. Somebody just scammed me because I am a poor Nigerian.”