Dismissed US Soldier Arrested For Defrauding Visa Seekers In Owerri
A dismissed US soldier identified as Garrick Slacks, who came to Nigeria with the sole aim of defrauding ladies with fake promises of marriage and helping them secure visas and other travelling documents to America, has been arrested by the Police from the Imo state command.
Garrick was arrested on Saturday July 28th. A police source said Garrick would collect money from his victims and immediately relocate to another area where he would also defraud other women.
“He was a serial fraudster who had used his position as a foreigner to defraud Nigerians, who are desperate to travel abroad, especially to the US. He is a serial and sophisticated fraudster.
“He was arrested this afternoon (Saturday) while he was hurriedly leaving Owerri for Port Harcourt. He is equally impersonating the US Army and Nigerian Army at the same time. His targets are mostly women.
“He would promise them marriage and tell them that he had the capacity to secure their visas and other travelling documents to America with his position as a colonel in the US Marine Army and as an American citizen.
“He has confessed to the crime and the forensic investigation we have done using his fingerprints revealed that he is a wanted man in California and he only ran to Nigeria in February to continue his heinous crimes.
“Just five days ago, he defrauded a young widow N500,000 with a fake promise that he would secure stay visa for the widow’s three children. He was about running away from Owerri before we tracked him.