An American man, Marco Ramirez has been held in Kirikiri Maximum prison, after he defrauded Nigerians $565,000 US green card and investment scam.
The man was arrested by the Nigerian anti-graft agency after he was caught collecting money from Nigerians while promising them of US green cards, and also promise to get some other victim green card if they invest in some business in the US.
According to the EFCC prosecutor, Mr Ramirez was in the managing director of USA Now Plc., Eagleford Instalodge Group and USA Now Capital Group – committed the offences between February 2013 and August 2013, and committed the crimes between February 2013 and August 2013.
One of Marco's victims is Amb. Godson Echejum whom he collected $545,000, telling him the money will serve as an investment in the US, which then could be used to grant him the US green card.
Another one of his victims is Abubakar Umar, who paid $10,000 for an investment company that also never existed.
Mr Olukayode Sodimu also fell for Marco scam, and also paid $10,000 for facilitation fees with the American Immigration Services for an American green card.
Mr. Ramirez pleaded the no guilty charge against all the allegations, and he was then remanded at Kirikiri prison, and his case adjourned till June 3rd.