When they met in 2009, Elias moved into her three-bedroom bungalow and after they got married, she paid for a visit to Kenya to seek blessings from his family.
The 61-year-old British woman was so moved by the dilapidated state of the house his father lived in that she paid thousands to have water.
In February this year, he left again for what his wife believed was another trip to Dubai but two days later she discovered that he was traveling to a different country after she saw his e-ticket.
“I was shocked because it was a ticket to Australia. He claimed he’d gone on a detour to Dubai via Australia with a business friend,” she intimated.
It wasn’t long before she received a text from one of the other 47 women in Australia.
“ She said Steve had used her laptop but not closed his emails down properly. She found a list of 47 women, including us, dotted around the world. She’d even contacted some of them – a woman in the States, a “Roz” in Tasmania, another woman in the Philippines and so on.” Ms Stillwell said.
“Apparently he met them all on dating websites and using the story about a property in Dubai, got them to pay his air fares all around the world. Then he stayed for weeks at a time living with each woman, spinning her the same line,” she added.
Judith told him to leave when he returned to their home briefly.