WHAT IMPETUS As A Nigerian “archduchess”, Helen Mukoro Idisi Is Arrested By Spanish Police For Posing As Head Of UN Women.

Helen Mukoro Idisi.

A Nigerian-born Spanish national who claimed an extensive resume as head of the Spanish branch of UN Women, politician, detective, author, legal expert, and finance consultant was arrested by the Police in Spain on Thursday had posed as the president of the Spanish branch of UN Women, requesting funds and giving interviews to the media.


The woman, a Nigerian with Spanish nationality was detained in Denia on Spain's eastern Mediterranean coast on charges of impersonation and fraud after she was alleged to have 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.

She "participated in conferences and gave interviews in different media," and an investigation began in mid-2018 when the police received a complaint from the New York-based UN Women about a woman posing as the 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 and after the complaint, there were several communications between the organization and the woman in order to make her understand the illicit actions. She was asked to stop, but refused.

Spanish media identified the woman as Helen Mukoro Idisi and 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."

The books she allegedly wrote, including such titles as "Make Wealth Anywhere," were sold on Amazon with her other claimed titles are president of the African Europe Chamber of Commerce, a non-existent organization, and "advisor on diaspora and auxiliary affairs" of the Delta State of Nigeria, where she was born.

She also established a political party, "Union de Todos" (Union for All), and participated in at least three elections. According to El Confidencial newspaper, she received the fewest votes to be Spain's head of government in the last election, with just 31 votes.