Man defrauds his US-based Nigerian married lover of N40million and properties

A 43-year-old man, identified as Sylvester Ehiarinmian, is currently under the custody of the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, for reportedly defrauding a Nigerian woman who is based in the United States of America millions of naira and landed properties which is located in some parts of Nigeria.

The victim, Mary Ope, a 40-year-old married woman with children, who owns a farm in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT Abuja, allegedly had the intention of setting up other businesses in Nigeria.

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

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of the Zone, AIG Ahmed Iliyasu, on Wednesday, September, 16, 2020, said that Sylvester have allegedly made a love advance to Mary, with a promise to marry her, even though she disclosed that he was aware she was married. She hypnotically fell in love with the Sylvester who defrauded her of both cash and property.

Ahmed disclosed that the Sylvester obtained the sum of $15000 dollars (N5.8m) from her, to procure visa for the victim’s sister, another $10,000N3.8m) he proposed to purchase carpets for an office they both agreed to operate and N40 million for the establishment of a medical laboratory.

When the scale fell off her eyes, Mary petitioned the police to fish out the suspect.

Ehiarinmian was arrested and the following items, belonging to the Mary, what the police recovered includes: two Toyota Sienna Space buses (05/07 models) marked RBC 564 BB and YAB 101AZ; two unregistered Toyota Sienna Space buses (05/07 models); Toyota Highlander (01 model), with Registration No. YAB 768 SD; bunch of keys of a storey building comprising two bedroom flats and two self contained apartments.

They also recovered one bedroom flats with boys quarters in Apo Resettlement Abuja; documents in respect of a ‘900sqm land, located in Wasa District, Abuja along with Certificate of Occupancy (C of O); documents of a 900sqm land, situated in Angwan Tiv area of Apo Resettlement Area, Abuja; a 900kVA generating set and Nine copies of Deeds of Assignments belonging in respect of a property in Apo, Abuja.

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