Police in Spain has arrested a woman, who posed as President of the Spanish branch of UN Women, requesting funds and giving interviews to the media. 

According to Deutsche Welle, the woman of Nigerian origin with Spanish nationality was detained in Denia on Spain’s Eastern Mediterranean coast on charges of impersonation and fraud.

The woman of Nigerian origin with Spanish nationality was detained in Denia on Spain’s Eastern Mediterranean coast on charges of impersonation and fraud.

The woman allegedly provided online legal courses and solicited “funds to carry out different projects related to the institution she claimed to represent,” police said in a statement.

Police report has it that ,She participated in conferences and gave interviews in different media,

After the complaint, there were several communications between the organisation and the woman in order to make her understand the illicit actions. She was asked to stop, but refused.

The investigation began in mid-2018 when the police 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.

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

On her personal website, she 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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