Men of the Nigerian Police Force in Kebbi have arrested a crossdresser for allegedly deceiving men into seeking his hand in marriage.
The crossdresser identified with the pseudonym “Maryam,” which he uses to deceive unsuspecting men, is alleged to have been posing as a woman on social media.
Interestingly, Maryam caught the attention of several men who were ready to take him as a wife, without knowing he was a man.
Many men fell for the deception and became emotionally invested in the relationship. They even went as far as proposing marriage to the transvestite.
The men were said to have given thousands of naira to Maryam to get him to accept their marriage proposals.
However, their dreams were shattered when they found out that the person they had been talking to was not a woman but a man who poses as one.
Following his arrest, the suspect, during interrogation, confessed to the crime, adding that he got a lot of money, including foreign notes, from the several men who wooed him.
Reacting to the reports, a police source confirmed that Maryam has been detained and will face prosecution.
A video currently making the rounds online captures the young man putting on a show as his female personality online.