EFCC arrests man over love scam

EFCC arrests man over love scam
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Iwuchukwu Martin Uche for obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of $145, 000 (N58.290m).

According to a statement issued by the EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, the suspect swindled a Vietnamese woman.


The statement said: “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 Vietnamese woman, after promising to marry her.

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“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:  0028998256. The suspect will soon be charged to court, after investigation is concluded.”

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