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Friday, 26 August 2016

Man arrested for scamming Vietnamese woman of $145,000 with false promise of marriage



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, arrested one Iwuchukwu Martin Uche for obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of $145, 000. Uche, who claimed to be a military officer working for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO in Kabul, Afghanistan allegedly, collected the money from his victim, H. Uyen, a Viatnamese woman, after promising to marry her.
The suspect, who also claimed to be a property agent operating in Nigeria and Ghana, allegedly told the victim that he needed the money to procure some documents for the planned wedding. The money was allegedly wired to the suspect’s Diamond Bank account number.

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