‘She is quite gullible’: Ex-husband of grandmother-of-six , 72, who has lavished £20,000 trying to get her Nigerian lover, 27, into the UK is ‘convinced she is being scammed’
A British grandmother-of-six who married a Nigerian man 45 years younger than she is, is being ‘scammed’ by a man who ‘just wants to get into the country’, her ex-husband claimed today.
Donald Neate, 71, described his former partner Angela Nwachukwu, 72, as ‘gullible’ and said she has ‘got herself into a problem that she will have to deal with’.
Mrs Nwachukwu, from Weymouth, Dorset, is fighting for a visa for her new husband, identified as CJ Nwachukwu, 27, whom she married three months after he added her on Facebook and struck up a conversation.
Neate, a former lorry driver from Bristol, said: ‘We separated 18 years ago and haven’t had any contact since.
‘The first time I knew about it was when I read the papers. She has been scammed by a man who just wants to get into the country.’
Mr Neate remarried twice since his five-year relationship with Mrs Nwachukwu were together for five years.
He added: ‘She has done it now and will have to deal with the consequences.’
Mrs Nwachukwu said she couldn’t help but fall for her lover from Nigeria, when they started talking, and is devastated that their applications for visas have failed.
She told The Sun she had been left lonely and isolated after the breakdown of her marriage, six months before they met online.