Thailand: 4 Nigerians arrested for romance scams

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  1. Hua Mulan

    Hua Mulan Administrator Staff Member

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    Four Nigerians arrested for alleged romance scams
    Around Thailand November 02, 2017

    Immigration police have arrested four Nigerians for overstaying tourist visas and charged them with being involved in a criminal network conducting romance scams.

    The arrest was announced yesterday at a press conference at the Immigration Bureau at 11.30am.

    Immigration police chief Pol Lt-General Sutthipong Wongpin identified the four suspects as Egbain Andrew, Onwuemeru Elvis, Uchechukwu Benjamin Ejimadu and Ahamefula Chibuike Kali.

    They were arrested after police received complaints from Thai women that they had been duped to transfer money to the accounts of “con artists”.

    Sutthipong said the four used photos of handsome white men on their Facebook profiles and approached Thai women online to engage in romantically themed chats.

    As the relationships progressed, the men allegedly told the victims they had sent them expensive gifts, but the women would have to pay for the items to clear Customs. A Thai woman the called the victims, allegedly pretending to be an official at a logistics firm, and gave an account number to which the women could transfer money.

    Sutthipong said police had not arrested any Thai accomplices.

    He added that the four had overstayed their tourist visas by three to eight years.



     
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  2. De Master Yoda

    De Master Yoda Administrator Staff Member

    Four Nigerians arrested for alleged romance scams. Egbain Andrew, Onwuemeru Elvis, Uchechukwu Benjamin Ejimadu and Ahamefula Chibuike Kali.
    Around Thailand November 02, 2017

    Good news, well done the Thai police.
     

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