A commercial sex worker who operates in the Ajegunle area of Lagos State, identified simply as Becky, reportedly broke down and wept profusely after a man she had hoped would marry her and take her out of the skin trade, allegedly disappeared into thin air after stealing her money totalling N580,000, New Telegraph reports.
According to the prostitute who reported the case at a police station in the Festac area of the state, the suspect,Stephen Onyeukwu, was supposed to go to the bank and deposit the money she had given him to pay her bride price, pending when they were both ready for the marriage, but he disappeared with it.
Narrating her ordeal in tears, Becky said: “I never knew he is a fraudster. He went to bank and did not pay the money. Each time I called him on phone, he would tell me to forget about the money, that I was his ‘Mugu’ (prey). He said I would never see him in Ajegunle again. He tricked me and I fell for him.” Becky said that she and Onyeukwu met in a hotel on Ojo Road where he expressed his love for her.
She said they started dating and eight months into the relationship, Onyeukwu proposed marriage which she gladly accepted.
“Stephen used to sleep in my hotel room. He would wait for me to service my last customer for the day. On that fateful Friday, I gave him N580,000 to pay into my bank account.
He disappeared since then. I knew something was wrong when I didn’t receive an alert. Every time I called him after that, he would yell at me, telling me to stop disturbing him.
God will never forgive him. I know how many men had sex with me before I saved that amount.
He promised to marry me and even went with me to our church. Our pastor liked him. He swore that he would marry me or he would die. He told me that he would never disappoint me. I believed him because of the way he was behaving.”
We were preparing to get married and I gave him the money so that he would have money to pay for my dowry. I told one of my police friend and the police are looking for him. I have been crying since that day. I cannot sleep. I love him apart from the money. But now I have lost all. I lost my love and I lost my money.”