Nigerians allege that unknown local conned them out of nearly US$3,000

Some visiting Africans have received a taste of Antigua and Barbuda in a negative way after they fell victim to a thief.

The Police reportedly are investigating the incident which left two Nigerian nationals out of almost US$3,000.

Reports are that a Fort Road man took the visitors to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), where they reported that an unknown man had stolen US$2,800 from them.

Further reports are that the visitors — a male and female — were searching for a place to rent and were being assisted by an unknown man whom they met on Fort Road. He was supposedly driving a white vehicle.

The Nigerian male reportedly was holding the pair’s money in a plastic bag, which he handed over to the unknown man who promised to pay for a place for them to rent.

He, however, later sped off with the money and did not return.

This offence reportedly occurred at about 8 p.m. on January 3 at Fort Road.

Locals who heard of these allegations tell REAL News they find the story very hard to believe.