After being extradited to the US for her alleged role in a $2 million online dating scam, Ghanaian socialite Hajia 4 Reall has received some words of encouragement from Abena Korkor, a mental health activist.
Hajia is facing charges of fraud and money laundering for participating in a scheme that deceived lonely and elderly Americans into sending money to fake lovers using emails, texts and social media messages.
Many Ghanaians have criticized her for lying about her source of income in previous interviews, where she claimed she worked hard for her money.
However, Abena Korkor, who also spent some time in a US prison for smuggling drugs, has expressed her support for Hajia.
She said she should not be too stressed because US prisons are not too bad and have good facilities. She also said she will bounce back after serving her sentence and still be successful in Ghana.
She posted on social media: “@hajia4reall you are a tough nut to crack. You may have made some mistakes but you rise above it. I always believe in reformation. US prisons are well equipped if you are there. Take the time to reflect on your life and come back a winner. Book deals, more music etc awaits you. May God be your strength.
We are all trying to survive and make best of opportunities presented. Sometimes we are exploited by predators in our lives. Never give up, I am a living testimony”.
Hajia 4 Reall was arrested in the UK yesterday and sent to the US for allegedly scamming elderly, single American men and women for over $2 million in a wicked lonely hearts scam.
The prosecutors said that from at least 2013 through 2019, Hajia 4Reall was part of a group of fraudsters from West Africa who used fake identities to trick people into thinking they were in love with them using emails, texts and social media messages.