False Marriage: EFCC arrests suspected fraudster for duping American $200,000 (Photos)

A man identified as Chidozie Kingsley Nwachi, (a.k.a Dozie) has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for allegedly marrying an American, Nicole Kierulff Sayers ‘falsely,’ and defrauding her to the tune of $200,000(Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in the process. A statement from EFCC says Nwachi was arrested in Abuja on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, based on the claims of Sayers, alleging that the suspect lured her into a false marriage and defrauded her of her savings. ”I was accustomed to transferring money to him and further felt I had no choice, since I had just married him, even though I did not feel confident in my choice to have married him”, she saidEFCC says Nwachi’s ploy of defrauding his wife was the offer of a phony contract by the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Abuja. He allegedly made Sayers finance the execution of the contract until the petitioner contacted the Ministry with the contract papers and discovered that they were fake. Realising that Nwachi had sold her a dummy, Sayers lamented that: ‘I have been su*cidal on and off, when I realized he was a fraud, as I was drowning financially and facing bankruptcy”. Items recovered from the suspect include two cars: Toyota Venza and Lexus ES300, expensive wrist watches, two Apple iPhone, two iPhone laptops, an international passport and multiple Automated Teller Machine, ATM, cards. A sum of $2204( Two Thousand, Two Hundred and Four United States Dollars) was also recovered from him.”He will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.”EFCC said