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How we use ‘marriage’ to defraud wealthy unmarried ladies – Suspect

A suspected advance fee fraudster, Wisdom Mmaduka, notorious for defrauding rich women has been arrested in Imo state.

Operatives of the state police command apprehended the 30-year-old suspect for reportedly scamming women through fictitious weddings.

Mmaduka, who is from Onicha in the Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area is said to be the head of a syndicate which includes fake parents and in-laws that regularly accompanied him to the fictitious wedding ceremonies.

The state police command spokesman, Henry Okoye said Mmaduka met his waterloo after he fraudulently collected N1.4 million from one Miss Judith via ATM transfer under the pretense of getting married to her.

Mmaduka, who confessed to the crime, said; “I found that many wealthy or comfortable ladies have trouble getting married and that they would go to any lengths to wed a handsome young man.

“I, therefore, began exploiting marriage as a means of extortion from them. Before leaving, I only completed a sizable portion of the marital rites.

“The innocent lady will think I have excellent intentions after seeing these. As a result, I will steal their ATM card, steal all of the money from their account, and then vanish into thin air”.

Meanwhile according to police; “One red Highlander jeep, bearing the registration number LLD54AR, which he had stolen from Rose Mgbe ‘f’ of Cross River State, was found.

“Additionally, he has a duplex he allegedly built at Naze with the money he got from his fraud dealings. He has been arraigned in the Federal High Court, Owerri, and remanded in police custody”.

Police also said six of his victims showed up at the station after his arrest and confirmed that they had been duped out of significant sums of money by the suspect using the same marital arrangements.