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SARS nabs dismissed US soldier for defrauding visa seekers

SARS nabs dismissed US soldier for defrauding visa seekers

- The Nigerian Police has arrested a man called Garrick Slacks for defrauding Visa seekers

- Slacks, an alleged dismissed US soldier, was arrested in Owerri, Imo state

- He claimed he was dismissed from the US military in 2015 over his involvement in cocaine peddling

A dismissed United States soldier, Garrick Slacks, has been arrested by operatives of the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the Imo state Police Command, for allegedly defrauding Nigerians with promises of securing the US visa for them.

The Punch reports that a police source said Slacks is a serial fraudsters who has defrauded a lot of Nigerians and often change his location after his victims paid him.

The source said: “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.

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“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.

Garrick Slacks. photo source: The Punch

Garrick Slacks. photo source: The Punch

“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. Could you imagine that the lady we used in tracking him, he had promised to marry her on meeting her for the first time this afternoon (Saturday).”

A cash of over N2 million, two pairs of military uniform, military fez cap, jungle boot, fake military identity card, fake driving licence and a car, which he used in making his alleged fraud look real were recovered from him after his arrest.

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“All the exhibits we recovered from him are fake. The military identities which he used to make his fraudulent activities look genuine. He was even beating security men to this game until we nabbed him,” the police source said.

Slacks told the police that he was sorry for his actions and was ready to make amends if given the opportunity. He said he was dismissed from the US military in 2015 over his involvement in cocaine peddling. He admitted that he came into the country in February and was ready to refund one of his victims (the widow) her money. earlier reported that undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr has been accused to fraud by a Nigerian company Zinni Media.

The Media company claimed they had an agreement with the 41year-old to make five appearances in Nigeria and Ghana in June 2017.

However, since the deal failed to pull through, they have slammed at least $2 million in damages in a lawsuit on the former boxer turned boxing promoter.

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