Police arrest man for allegedly swindling US-based Nigerian lady

…Recuperate sufferer’s landed property, automobiles from suspect

…She is my girlfriend, suspect claims

Recovered vehicles

By Evelyn Usman

A 43-year-old man, Sylvester Ehiarinmian, is presently cooling his heels within the custody of the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, for allegedly swindling a United States primarily based Nigerian lady of a number of hundreds of thousands of naira and landed properties positioned in some components of Nigeria.


The sufferer, a married lady with youngsters, who owns a farm within the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Abuja, reportedly had the intention of establishing different companies again dwelling.

She was mentioned to have been launched to Ehiarinmian, as able to offering her with safety to and from the farm. Nonetheless, the suspect was mentioned to have made a love advance to her, with a promise to marry her, despite the fact that she claimed he was conscious she was married.


Bother began after she sensed that her cash and property have been being siphoned, consequent upon which she alerted the Assistant Inspector Common of Police answerable for zone 2, AIG Ahmed Illyasu.

Confirming the arrest, Illyasu mentioned; “Two Toyota Sienna Area bus of  2005 and 2007 mannequin with registration numbers RBC 564 BB and YAB 101 AZ;

“Two unregistered Toyota Sienna Area bus , 2005 and 2007  mannequin; one  Toyota Highlander 2001 mannequin with plate quantity  YAB 768 SD; a bunch of keys of a storey constructing consisting two-bedroom flats and two self-contained, one-bedroom flat with boy quarters in Apo Resettlement Abuja; Paperwork of land 900sqm positioned in Wasa District Abuja with C of O; Paperwork of 900sqm land located in Angwan Tiv Space of Apo Resettlement Space Abuja, a 900kva  energy producing set, 9 copies of Deeds of Assignments belonging to a property in Apo Abuja., have been recovered from the suspect.


“But to be recovered from him are: a Mikano Producing set, two duplexes in South Africa, the sum of $15,000 US he fraudulently obtained from her to obtain visa for the sufferer’s sister, one other $10,000 US he proposed to buy carpets for an workplace they each agreed to function and N 40 million for the institution of a medical laboratory”.

Nonetheless, when approached, the suspect denied the allegation, insisting quite that the girl was his lover.

He mentioned: “ I’m ready to get to court docket. The Courtroom has the ultimate say”.


Vanguard News Nigeria.