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Nigerian Man and His Thai Wife Arrested over N180m Love Scam



Chinaka Chinedu and Uraporn Kesawatana

Chinaka Chinedu and Uraporn Kesawatana

The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) of Thailand’s Police has arrested a Nigerian, Chinaka Chinedu, who is said to be 23-years-old, and his Thai wife, Uraporn Kesawatana, 34 for allegedly scamming Thai women seeking for marriage, to the tune of 20 million Thai Baht (about N180m).

Bangkok Post reports that the CSD deputy commander, Sithatkhet Khruwatanaset said the duo were arrested on Phetkasem 77 Road in Nong Khaem district, Bangkok.

Sithatket said that Chinedu got his victims through chatting websites. He said that the suspect claimed to be a rich and handsome Caucasian. After nurturing the relationship for a while, Chinedu proposed marriage to the unsuspecting women.

The police chief said that Chinedu told the women to send money for him to bribe airport authorities to get his ‘cargoes’ stuck at the airport. As soon as they agreed, his wife, Uraporn sent bank account details and told them to transfer US$30,000-50,000.

The report stated that they shut their phones right after receiving money.

They were arrested after many of the victims showed up at Bangkok’s main airport to bribe authorities and claim the said ‘cargoes’. This prompted airport authorities to report the case to the CSD.

CSD also said that they are on the trail of two other Thai women who are members of the syndicate.

Uraporn also confessed that she transferred some of the money to their accomplices in Malaysia. She also said the scam had continued for a year and they made off with about 20 million baht.

Following investigations, it was also discovered that Chinedu’s visa had expired.

Credit: Bangkok Post


  1. Bodunade

    September 15, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    When they see white man their ovaries begin sweet them. They want mixed race babies for the gram.. Lol.

    Chinedu you try. You have payed the piper, it’s time to dance to his tunes.

    With that amount of money you suppose get someone on the inside to give you a heads up when they put an Apb out on your ass.

    • Bodunade

      September 15, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      Did I type ‘payed’?? Lol.

      *Endtime comment *

      *Linda Take Note*

    • Bodunade

      September 15, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      *tune *


  2. Ranyinudo

    September 15, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    My people my people! How someone would scam others and comfortably enjoy the proceeds baffles me. Face the consequences of ur actions Chinedu!
    Ukpana okpoko buru…Nti chiilia!

    • AceOfSpades

      September 15, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      Same way some girls will get money from a married man and comfortably spend it. Let it baffle you no more!

    • Mama

      September 16, 2016 at 4:45 am

      But the married men give the money with their two eyes open na, it is not the same as scamming someone.

  3. Marian

    September 15, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    So i will now meet a guy online and without ever seeing him the guy go ask for 30k and i go just give am??? What kinda mumu love is that? I just don’t understand how all these women are still falling for yahoo yahoo boys. Common sense 1000mg tablet PO TID x infinity for all of them

    • miini

      September 16, 2016 at 10:48 am

      More like PRN or even IV sef for rapid commencement of action and to avoid 1st pass effect. Taaaaahh.

  4. Mystique

    September 15, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Chinedu? ??? Why am I not surprised? Igbos…@Bodunade, sweetie you’re on the wrong blog o.

    • Naijatalk

      September 15, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      Why are you a troll? Name checkers association? Your are the kind not wanted in Nigeria

    • Mystique

      September 16, 2016 at 9:36 am

      Aunty, i’m a troll??? then what are you?? lmao. Abeg face your medication and leave me alone

    • artklub

      September 16, 2016 at 9:54 am

      it is not a lie.. if igbos are so concerned with their reputation they will need to pull in line their “brothers” that go around scamming and disgracing the tribe. if you are catching shame, then that is a good sign. but you cannot deny the “trend.” every tribe has their negative “trend.” are we going to keep in denial about the truth & pointing fingers or figure out how to stop this trend?

  5. Ladybird

    September 15, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    you mean this man is 23 years old???!!I had to do a double take and he doesn’t look like it…hmm instead of using your brains to scam others why not use it to do legitimate work?they probably would have made some decent money that way… smh

  6. Gorgeous

    September 15, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Another grandpapi claiming 23. I suspect even the wife does not know jack about her criminal husband.

  7. nene

    September 15, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    i knew he was igbo. they go to asia a lot.

    • Linda

      September 16, 2016 at 7:58 am

      I knew you were stupid. You comment stupidly a lot.

    • EC

      September 16, 2016 at 9:29 am

      lol the last time i said something about tribe i was nearly eaten alive here. Lets put feelings aside and be factual. A majority of people committing this time of crime are —–. please eat me up. Just stating fact here and not to say that other tribes don’t do it, but majority.

      Now innocent me will want to travel and they will be giving me stink eye and asking questions. Paying for the sins of others.

  8. Marlvina

    September 15, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    And tomorrow when an innocent and legit Nigerian man wants to travel to Thailand for vacation or to visit a friend, the immigration/authorities wld look twice at him before issuing that visa or border entry clearance. It’s so pathetic how these fraudulent humans daint our image everywhere. Once you’re abroad and someone gets to know ur a Nigerian, they adjust their seats or shorten their conversation with you because of the obvious many stories or experiences they’ve heard or had. Who can sincerely trust a Nigerian today?

  9. Le coco

    September 16, 2016 at 3:53 am

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!! im still stuck on.. chinedu being 23.. roflol…


    September 16, 2016 at 7:13 am


  11. Ankara

    September 16, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Yes. I live and work hear as a teacher. That is what our brothers do hear. Sorry im not from Nigeria but most of the boys involved in this act are Nigerians, some Cameroonians too, Russian do terrible things. In fact our brothers who can nit teach hide behind Thai women and do terrible things. Visa issue is a big problem here. He Chinedu should have paid his over stay and left this difficult country with the little money he made . But he wanted more cheap and free money. They r all over here. Thailand, Malaysia, indonesia, even india. God help our hustle.

  12. Ankara

    September 16, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Here not hear. Hahahaha excuse my errors

  13. Truth hurts

    September 16, 2016 at 8:58 am

    The couple that scams together….. Personally, as much as I do not condone scammers, these two should have jejerly dashed away after cashing out

  14. artklub

    September 16, 2016 at 9:48 am

    his family will still welcome him back with the prized proceeds as if there is no such thing as “dirty” money. when it comes to money in nigeria, there is no such trend as “shame” – and thats why people keep cheating! then go to church and mosque. nigeria – i go call you out – land of shameless hypocrites. change your ways or continue to carry the insults on your head.

  15. Tha Truth

    September 16, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Igbo! Tarnishing Nigeria’s image abroad since 1960.

  16. You Tribalistic Nigerians Make Me Sick!

    September 16, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Nobody deemed it necessary to point out that over 80% of the gold winners in Rio’s Paralympics were Igbos but you all are having a field day calling out Igbos over this? Oh my God. The next time ritual murder makes headlines here (and we all know the tribe that features in that sort of thing these days) I will maybe start paying in kind.

    Bellanaija you ought to be ashamed of letting idiotic comments like these see the light of day here! I know you won’t post my comment because you like how all of this is going.

    • artklub

      September 16, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      dont take it personal! these are facts and everybody has their negative stereotype. you want to come from a perfect tribe or race where there are no problems? not possible. you want these stereotypes to stop? then maybe there needs to be an igbo conference where these issues are confronted and solutions formulated and applied to solve the issue once and for all ! otherwise just sit and take it cuz its not wrong. just like you said, most of the paraolympian winners are igbo. there are lots of educated igbo people doing big things. yes there is good and bad side. if you hate the bad side, thats fine but dont try to act like its not true. i am not a bigot am just saying and i would say the same to other nigerian ethnicities.

  17. artklub

    September 16, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    no be lie sha. but also no be lie that igbos do a lot of good for nigeria’s image as well. you do not come from the perfect nigerian tribe…dont bother to mention it because we will flay you and your people just keep hiding in the shadows….

  18. SMH

    September 18, 2016 at 1:41 am

    I’m not surprised at all that he’s Igbo. SMH.

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