Nigerians Arrested In Germany For Arranging Sham Marriages

by Kim Boateng Posted on September 12th, 2017

Berlin, Germany. Sept12th. German federal police spokesman Jens Schobranski announced today, Tuesday that a 50-year-old Nigerian man, two Nigerian women aged 46 and 50, and two German women aged 55 and 64 have been detained part of a gang suspected of arranging fake marriages in order to make it easier for Nigerians to come to Europe. Officers also seized passports, European Union residency permits, cell phones and storage devices.

Police in Germany and Portugal in coordinated  simultaneous operations  reportedly raided properties linked to the gang. Berlin police say they searched 41 homes and offices in the German capital early Tuesday, arresting five people.


Photo: Sham marriage representation

They are accused of selling certificates to Nigerian men documenting fake marriages with Portuguese women in more than 70 cases, taking up to 13,000 euros ($15,600) each time.

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Kim Boateng

With a Degree in Environmental Sciences, Kim the self professed jack of all trades and master of some simply "goes there" and brings a level of attention and detail to Nigeria Circle's quest for excellence in investigative journalism that sets her apart. Before journalism she worked in Safety, Quality Assurance and Control in several industries.
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