Nigerian pastor reportedly arrested in Thailand for alleged romance scam

Aramide Ojo, who is reportedly a Nigerian pastor has been arrested by Thai police for defrauding 3 Thai women of 1.5million Baht ($49,500).

Nigerian pastor reportedly arrested in Thailand for alleged romance scam

According to reports, Aramide Ojo scammed the women by posing as an Italian on the dating site He claimed to be an Italian businessman with a chain of luxury fashion stores.

Aramide reportedly contacted the women and started a romantic relationship with them. His method of defrauding victims is to tell them he intends opening high ends stores in Thailand for them. Then he claims he has shipped the goods.

Reports has it that Aramide posed as a Thai customs officer, an estate gent and an Italian businessman in a string of scam.

Aramide succeeded in collecting 1,500,000 Baht ($49,500) from the 3 women. After payment they never heard from him again. Thai police received multiple fraud reports about his activities and decided to trap him, unfortunately Aramide showed up into the waiting arms of the Thai police and he was arrested.

On arrest, Aramide was taken to his apartment by Thai police to conduct a search. Items found in his apartment include pictures of the 3 victims, forged shipping and customs documents. On his laptop they found the logged in session of Aramide Ojo’s account as an Italian on the dating site where he met the 3 victims, and an invitation flyer for a church crusade he is to hold in his home country, Nigeria. The flyer showed the crusade will be held in December 2019 which he titled “My Season Of Miracle Money”.

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