EFCC arrests fake NATO officer over $145,000 marriage scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a fake NATO officer for defrauding a Vietnamese woman of $145,000.

The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspect defrauded the woman under the pretence that he would marry her.

The statement read, “The EFCC, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, arrested one Iwuchukwu Martin Uche for obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of USD145,000.

“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 Vietnamese 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: 0028998256.”

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