were arrested for allegedly swindling marriage-seeking Thai women out of
a total of 20 million baht (N180) via an internet romance scam.
the duo were caught by the Crime Suppression Division Deputy Commander
while parading them today, September 15th. The Nigerian man is
identified as 33-year-old Chinaka Chinedu and his wife, Uraporn
Kesawatana, 34, of Phetkasem 77 Road in Nong Khaem district, Bangkok.
victims on chatting websites, claiming to be a handsome, white and
wealthy. He would them lure the women with promises of love and
marriage. Then he told the women that he had some cargoes stuck at the
airport and needed money to bribe airport authorities to get the goods.
The suspect promised to share income earned from the cargoes with them.
them to pay transfer $30,000-50,000. Once they got the money, the couple
turned of their phones. She also transferred part of the money to their
accomplices in Malaysia.
year. Police also discovered that Chinedu’s visa has already expired
and are now looking for his other gang members.