EFCC Arrests Conman Over $ 145,000 Love Scam

EFCC-boys1-638x300The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Iwuchukwu Uche over allegations of obtaining money under false pretense to the tune of $140,000.

The Commission, in a statement issued Thursday by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said Uche was arrested on Tuesday.

According to the statement, 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.

It noted that 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”, the EFCC stated.