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Nigerian Woman Arrested For Extortion, Posing As UN Official In Spain

Helen Mukoro Idisi, a Nigerian woman, has been arrested in Spain for posing as President of the Spanish branch of United Nations Women, and requesting for money and granting interviews to the media.

According to Deutsche Welle, a German news outlet, Helen, who hails from Delta State with dual nationality as Spanish citizen, has been detained in Denia on charges of impersonation and fraud.

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Police in a statement, said the woman allegedly provided online legal courses and solicited “funds to carry out different projects related to the institution she claimed to represent and participated in conferences and gave interviews in different media.”

The police began to investigate Helen in mid 2018, when they received a complaint from the New York-based UN Women about a woman posing as President of UN Women in Spain and the Spanish National Committee of UN Women.

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Also, the UN Women, a body “dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women,” does not have a country office in Spain.

The UN was said to have warned Helen to desist from her illegal activity, but she refused to stop.

The suspect on her personal website, describes herself an “archduchess” and “Nigerian aristocrat,” as well as a “Spanish politician, detective, author, legal expert, business and finance consultant.”

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She also claimed to be the President of African Europe Chamber of Commerce, a non-existent organisation, and “advisor on Diaspora and Auxiliary Affairs” of Delta State.

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