Police arrest Nigerian woman notorious for breaking into mansions in US
Peace Ofoego, a Nigerian lady, was detained by authorities in Hamptons, New York for breaking into various luxury houses to sleep.
The 32-year-old lady has been dubbed “Goldilocks of the Hamptons” for her deceptions in Westhampton, where she has been detained three times for seeking refuge in homeowners’ backyards, pool houses, and rooms.
According to the Daily Mail, Ofoego had broken into seven houses in wealthy area to sleep during the last several months, and had therefore been detained three times for trespassing since the end of May.
According to the authorities, Ofoego from Nigeria stated she was escaping an abusive spouse in Florida and was working hard to reclaim custody of her children.
According to reports, Peter Nesvold, a Westhampton resident, photographed her as she attempted to gain entry into his house while his wife was inside. Ofoego was detained and taken away immediately after Nesvold phoned the police.
Another individual, John Mallon, discovered Ofoego inside his $35,000-per-month rental condominium. He also phoned the cops and requested them to document the event, but he declined to prosecute her.
According to reports, Ofoego was first seen in Westhampton Beach on Memorial Day weekend, when a resident reported to police that a “black female wearing a black trench coat and sandals” was wandering through the backyard construction site of his four-bedroom rental property, which is located about a mile from the village’s train station.
When police came on May 29, she informed them he didn’t have any identification or credit cards since she had been robbed in Washington, DC.
She also said that she had flown to New York City a few days before, when she took a train to Westhampton Beach, where she was seeking for a hotel room near the coast.
Police then assisted her in to a nearby homeless shelter where she said that she needed to charge her computer “and transfer monies to an account.”
But she was observed roaming through the upscale area again only a few days later, on June 2 – and it would not be the last time.
According to the Daily Mail, Ofoego walked through an unsecured gate from the beach to a $275,000-a-month eight-bedroom apartment on exclusive Dune Road.
She reportedly then entered the residence via an open back deck, where she allegedly reclined until police arrived and charged her with criminal trespass.
According to a police report obtained by the Post, “subject indicated she was living at a home down the road and entered the mentioned household to ask anybody about a place to dine at.”
Then, only two days later, on June 4, Ofoego was spotted’staying’ in the pool house of a $35,000-per-month-rental property.
When police arrived and attempted to locate another homeless shelter for Ofoego, “Peace started walking away,” an officer noted in his report, adding that he warned her that if she continued to go into village houses, she would be prosecuted for trespassing again.
Ofoego’s most recent meeting with Westhampton police was on June 24 at a ‘quintessential beachfront mansion’ with seven bedrooms and a rent of $280,000 in July and August.
According to the police report, she brazenly proceeded into the second-story bedroom, which shocked the homeowner, prompting him to phone police, who responded and detained her.
When the police officers were processing her papers at the police station, Ofoego was alleged to have informed them they were wrong and she merely “went inside to check at the rental.”
“You just want to arrest me,” she reportedly charged. “All I did was seek for a place to rent.”
Residents have stated on Facebook that Ofoego has been spending her days strolling around the hamlet and along the beach.
Some claim to have seen her on back roads, Main Street, in a summerhouse where musicians perform throughout the summer, and at a nearby marina.
Despite the scorching weather, she was photographed wearing the same black trench coat and black knit beanie she was pictured in back in May.
Janet Feldman, for example, said on the Westhampton Beach Area Community Forum that she spotted Ofoego while walking her dog on the beach and along Dune Road in the morning.
“She certainly seems mentally ill,” Feldman observed.
“A few weeks ago, she approached me at Lidl begging for assistance,” Marie Costelli said. She needed money to buy food.
“As I was offering her money, which she accepted, a guy who seemed to be the shop manager ordered her to leave.” “I felt sad for her; I hope she receives the assistance she needs,” Costelli added.
Ofoego has said that she is looking forward to representing herself in court, and she has refused a court-appointed public lawyer during hearings on July 6 and July 13.
Ofoego was disputing with the court at one of those sessions, according to Liam Anthony DeFronzo.
According to the Post, she informed cops who were attempting to serve her with a subpoena to appear in court that they were harassing her and threatened to sue them.
“It seemed to me that she is upset with her situation in life and with the system,” DeFronzo said. “Ultimately, it seems she’s seeking for a place to sleep, but you never know what she could do, and breaking into houses is not acceptable.”
“Does she actually desire assistance in obtaining refuge and is this a scream for help?” “I’m not sure why, but I felt obligated to assist her in court the other day,” he said.
She informed the Post that she was born in Nigeria but has resided in the United States for the last 13 years, arriving at the age of 19 and living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she started studying medical science at Southern University.
She also said that her father is a Nigerian journalist and that she was schooled at boarding institutions before arriving to the United States.
Ofoego is scheduled to appear in court again on July 27.