An American citizen has been arrested in Nigeria after he allegedly duped three Nigerian men in a $565,000 green card scam.
Marco Antonio Ramirez is being held at Kirikiri Maximum Prison in the city of Lagos, the Nigerian Herald reports.
Ramirez, believed to be from Dallas, Texas, is accused of scamming tens of thousands of dollars from each of the three Nigerian men with the promise of securing them an American green card or US passport.
It seems the poor bastard's mistake was making a Nigerian government official his primary victim (to the tune of $545,000) — in what has to be just about the most corrupt nation in the world, bilking a member of the kleptocracy was bound to cause trouble.
I would definitely not want to be held in a Nigerian "maximum security prison".