EFCC arrests man over $145,000 love scam


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, said it arrested Iwuchukwu Uche for obtaining money under false pretence to the tune of USD145, 000.

Mr. Uche, who said he was 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.

The suspect will soon be charged to court, after investigation is concluded, a statement signed by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren.

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  • GbemigaO

    Work in Kabul, bank account in Nigeria. How gullible can these people be. Why wire $145k to someone you have never seen ? Is that love or stupidity .

    • KBE

      My brother stupidity of highest order. These desperate women can do anything to get married. No wah o. Some others have husband for free but do not appreciate it.

      • George

        oHH YES for free and no appreciation.

      • I did it 4 Love


  • SayNo2Tribalism

    How heartless, you lied and got her to pay you to marry her. Why not go ahead with the marriage?

  • Jupitta

    As horrible as the man’s action may be, EFCC should not be spending the peoples time and money on cases like this. This should be a civil suit and, if possible, get Interpol involved to extradite him to Vietnam to face the consequence. They know how to execute Nigerians in that part of the world (remember Indonesia), and that would have served the man right. EFCC pounces on easy cases like this one to make Nigerians believe they are doing some work. EFCC was established to handle financial crimes against the government. Other financial crimes should go to the civil courts.

  • Aminu Baba

    How on earth would this people ever like a straight forward and disciplined person to be the president of Nigeria when they are used to scam life? If they are not being executed in Malaysia for drugs, they are being pursued all over Europe for human trafficking. Here in Nigeria they will not let us rest with kidnapping, armed robbery and baby factories. May God save them