Ashraf, son of Lamido Sanusi, the former Emir of Kano, has argued that the lady recently arrested for allegedly defrauding a German man of $2.2 million did “nothing illegal.”


On Wednesday, Cynthia Atuonah, a 21-year-old lady, was apprehended by Lagos police for allegedly duping her German lover of $2,220,000 after promising to marry him.

The police said they were working to recover the money, adding that Atuonah will face charges in court after the investigation.

Following her arrest, Ashraf took to his Instagram account to share his opinion regarding the lady’s case.


According to him, what Atuonah did was “wrong, but not illegal”. He said there are “gaps in the law when it comes to addressing immoral behavior.”

Ashraf also argued that once the money was given willingly, it cannot be legally reversed. He said Atuonah “cannot be arrested for promising to marry someone and not fulfilling it.”

“Technically she didn’t do anything illegal right? Since he sent her money willingly not as payment for a good or service. She’s not meant to be arrested,” he wrote.


Lady arrested for duping German man of $2m did nothing illegal, Sanusi's son Ashraf argues Lady arrested for duping German man of $2m did nothing illegal, Sanusi's son Ashraf argue

“What she did was bad, but not illegal. That’s why they can’t catch that Tinder guy. All the women gave him willingly.

“There’s not always a law for immortality. Again what she did was wrong, but they’re not legally allowed to arrest her because she promised to marry someone and didn’t do it.

“And they’re not allowed to reverse the money as it was given willingly even though the person was expecting something else.”


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