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Police arrest man for allegedly swindling US-based Nigerian woman

Operatives of the Zone 2 police command in Onikan have detained a 43-year-old man identified as Sylvester Ehiarinmian for allegedly swindling a United States based Nigerian woman of several millions of naira and landed properties located in some parts of Nigeria.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt the victim who is a married woman with children owns a farm in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Abuja, reportedly had the intention of setting up other businesses back home.

According to report, the victim was introduced to Ehiarinmian as someone who is capable of providing her with security to and from the farm.

The suspect, Ehiarinmian reportedly made a love advance to her with a promise to marry her eventhough she claimed he was aware she was married.

The victim reportedly sensed that her money and property were being siphoned which made her alerted the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone 2, AIG Ahmed Illyasu.

Illyasu while confirming the arrest said; “Two Toyota Sienna Space bus of  2005 and 2007 model with registration numbers RBC 564 BB and YAB 101 AZ;

“Two unregistered Toyota Sienna Space bus , 2005 and 2007  model; one  Toyota Highlander 2001 model with plate number  YAB 768 SD; a bunch of keys of a storey building consisting two-bedroom flats and two self-contained, one-bedroom flat with boy quarters in Apo Resettlement Abuja; Documents of land 900sqm located in Wasa District Abuja with C of O; Documents of 900sqm land situated in Angwan Tiv Area of Apo Resettlement Area Abuja, a 900kva  power generating set, nine copies of Deeds of Assignments belonging to a property in Apo Abuja., were recovered from the suspect.

“Yet to be recovered from him are: a Mikano Generating set, two duplexes in South Africa, the sum of $15,000 US Dollars he fraudulently obtained from her to procure visa for the victim’s sister, another $10,000 US Dollars he proposed to purchase carpets for an office they both agreed to operate and N 40 million for the establishment of a medical laboratory”.

However, when approached, the suspect denied the allegation, insisting rather that the woman was his lover.

He said: “ I am waiting to get to court. The Court has the final say”.

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