Nigerian Man Impersonates NATO Soldier, Dupes Vietnamese Woman Of $145, 000

Iwuchukwu-Martin-Uche
Iwuchukwu-Martin-Uche

One Iwuchukwu Uche has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  for allegedly duping a Vietnamese woman of $145, 000 (N45.6m).

The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, that the suspect claimed to be a military officer working for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (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 statement read in part, “The EFCC on Tuesday arrested one Iwuchukwu Martin Uche for obtaining money under false pretences to the tune of $145, 000.

“Uche, who claimed to be a military officer working for 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.”

“The suspect would be charged to court after investigation,” the EFCC had said.

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