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December 16, 2016 – American Man Says Nigerian Man Used Her To Get Green Card, Threatens To Report Ex Husband To Donald Trump

My Nigerian Husband Married Me To Get Green Card, American Woman Threatens To Report Him To Donald Trump

A US-based woman, Deborah Hendrickson is currently spitting fire on her ex-Nigerian Husband, Mr Inyang Obaten Ettah popularly called Tony Ettah for using her to get his American Green card and dumping her after getting into the United States.

Miss Hendrickson who has since filed an online marriage fraud case against Tony vowed to report him to Donald Trump once he takes office on the 20th of January 2017.

Here is her story:

“I don’t know where to start . . . I guess I’ll start with meeting Inyang Obaten Ettah, AKA Tony Ettah back in June 2010, we met through a friend of mine named, Charles. I’ve been visiting Nigeria since 2008, had an NGO there (Open Arms International) that never really got started, I know lots of people in Nigeria, Rich & Poor. I thought I was savvy when it came to the Romance Scammers, the 419ers, but, I was not prepared for how Inyang Obaten Ettah PLAYED ME, yes, I did inquire about Inyang via Charles, Charles vouched for Inyang’s authenticity (so HE THOUGHT) because Charles knew Inyang for 10 years (at that time – June 2010), there is where it began.

As Inyang and I began conversing, we discussed the difference in Age and the fact that I could not have any children, Inyang response was “it doesn’t matter because God said you are my Wife and I had made up in my mind that however God sent my wife, that is how I would ACCEPT her.”

He shared with me how many women in his church (Faith Tabernacle AKA Winners, David Oyedepo is Pastor) cannot have children, and some are even older than their husbands, but, they still married and are still married today (was referring up to that moment he made that statement). He even shared how his Auntie is in the exact situation (no Child(ren), yet she and her husband are STILL TOGETHER (at that time August 2010).

Time went on, Inyang then asked that I come to Nigeria to visit him, by that time he had CONVINCED me that he was AUTHENTIC and SINCERE – HE WASN’T.

Anyway, I visited Inyang December 2010 (6 months after officially meeting). I was in Nigeria for 21 days, the entire time Inyang was the Perfect Host, he took me everywhere, introduced me to EVERYONE, family, friends, enemies, church associates, he even took me to church at Winners’ Chapel, Canaan Land, Ota Nigeria; Inyang was so active at Winners, he volunteered as Security (Bus & Church), he pretty much, so I THOUGHT lived in church, always talking about God (to me), he told me how he attended Pre-Marital classes at Winners because he wanted to Prepare to be an EXCELLENT HUSBAND to ME, he had me FOOLED, he was the World’s Greatest Pretender.

Deborah Hendrickson

While in Nigeria Inyang proposed to me (December 21, 2010) during my Launch Party of Royal Entertainment Nigeria, I accepted his Proposal because I was convinced he was AUTHENTIC! He did not perform in the typical way that of a Romance Scammer or Yahoo Boi, as stated, he introduced me to EVERYONE, took me EVERYWHERE, etc. After the proposal, eight months later I returned to Nigeria and we were married 8 months later (August 12, 2011). What I thought that was going to be a Marriage, turned out to be MARRIAGE FRAUD!

I submitted Inyang’s Immigration paperwork to USCIS December 12, 2011, the first process was Approved May 2012, his Interview in Lagos was October 30, 2012 and his Visa was issued, the entire process from submission to Approval was 10 months, Inyang even used that quick process to say “the Lord Caused it to happen because it is HIS WILL because I’m his Wife.” LIAR!

Inyang arrived in the U.S. November 21, 2012 and that’s when HE CHANGED – IMMEDIATELY! He was no longer the loving speaking, affectionate man I visited December 2012, his excuse was “he’s in a new place, give him time to adjust.” In the meanwhile I did my part as his wife. I later learned that Inyang never attended school in Nigeria when I took him to our local college (Danville Community College) to enroll, I was upset because Inyang TOLD ME he was college educated (in Nigeria), Education means a lot to me and I only aligned myself with college educated men, so, he could not enroll. he was advised to enroll in the Adult Education program, which he did, but was unable to do the work so he stopped attending.

He applied for a job at a Company name EBI in Danville, VA (June 6, 2013) and was terminated (July 4, 2013) due to violation of company code by using profane language and misconduct, thereafter Inyang obtained a job at Ebay through Adecco a Temporary Employment Agency, he didn’t keep that job and was released approximately 4 weeks later (those dates elude me). Thereafter Inyang could not find employment in Danville, VA, it was a strain on the marriage.

 Tony Ettah

By April 2014 a friend of mine, Amos Ajo conference with Inyang and I to discuss Inyang moving to Atlanta, Georgia to work for him, the plan was for Inyang to move, get established, and I to follow no less than 6 months later – that NEVER HAPPENED! Inyang officially moved to Atlanta April 14, 2014, and Mr. Ajo did as promised, gave Inyang a job, Inyang and I talked everyday, he visited me periodically in Danville, VA; when I visited Inyang in Atlanta, he was always too busy to be with me, always said “he was working,” causing my trip to be wasted.

As time went on I noticed I was not hearing from Inyang, his excuse was always “he’s working,” yet he NEVER SENT ANY MONEY TO ME FOR the HOUSEHOLD in Danville, his excuse was “he had to pay for expenses where he was staying,” Mr. Ajo arranged temporary lodging for Inyang at 3502 Adkins Road, Atlanta, GA 30331 where he shared space with Mr. Gabriel Owolabi, a friend of Mr. Ajo.

I didn’t notice until AFTERWARDS that Inyang played Me, what I mean by that is, from April 14, 2014 to July 2014 I barely heard from Inyang. By August 2014 he began calling regularly, his excuse was, he got a new Job working at a company named United Distributors Inc., 5500 United Dr. SE, Smyrna, GA 30082, 678.305.2000 and was flexible and could now talk when at work.

By September 2014 Inyang did a surprise visited, I realized AFTERWARD that it was because the I-751-Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence Arrived, Inyang gathered all documents, and the form was Signed by me. I remained consumed with the preparation of opening my Christian Venue, Debs Gospel Cafe in Danville, VA, which opened November 2014. Inyang did another surprised visit for Thanksgiving 2014.

Thereafter it went back to him not calling. I visited Inyang in Atlanta, GA March 14, 2015 after the last seeing him since November 2014, that visit did not turn out to be good, Inyang complained that I could not stay with him at 3502 Adkins Road, Atlanta, GA 30331 because there “was no place for me to sleep,” so, I rented a Motel at the Super 8 in Stockbridge, GA, Inyang spent 1 night with me then left me at the hotel, not hearing from him again, he said he had to “go home to wash clothes.” I left Georgia devastated!

My daughter married March 24, 2015, to appease me from his doing me wrong a week later he attended her wedding, he was very cold, everyone around noticed his negative attitude towards me and quickly voices their opinion. March 26, 2015 was the LAST TIME I SAW INYANG. Inyang kept in touch, each time asking me “did his Permanent Green Card arrive,” he said he needed it because his job was in jeopardy and now that his finances was getting better better, he needed to keep his job at United Distributors, Inc. so he can begin sending me money – EVENTUALLY, HE NEVER SENT A DIME!

Finally, May 1, 2015 his Permanent Resident Card arrived, I mailed it to him because he expressed the urgency of it to show his Employer.

Once Inyang received his Permanent Resident card, he BLOCKED ME from ALL Social Network, MOVED to 1121 Ridgebrook Trail, Duluth, GA 30096, and changed his Job (unknown to me now).

Because Inyang refused to give me the necessary job information (while at United Distributors, Inc.) I was unable to apply and received Healthcare, Inyang filed his 2014 Income Tax but I have no clue under what Status, he did tell me that he filed SINGLE for 2015, and we were still married. Inyang changed his Driver’s License from Virgina #T60274200 to Georgia Driver’s License 059553398, he then moved his phone 434.203.5226 from my AT&T Family Plan to his own.

Inyang has severed ALL TIES WITH ME, as soon as he RECEIVED HIS PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD, to me, showing MARRIAGE FRAUD, IF he was serious about our Marriage, we would still be together.

Inyang has told many lies on me, saying, I threw water in his face, hit him, etc., I KNOW his Nigerian friends put him up to saying that, because IF I’d done those things, that’s considered ABUSE and he could have called Danville Local Police and file charges against me, but, IT NEVER HAPPENED. He must make me look like the bad guy when all I ever did was love him.

His plan was for us to REMAIN married so he can file for Citizenship in 5 years, because by now I figured out he USED ME for MARRIAGE FRAUD, he knew I would not submit the necessary paperwork for citizenship, he told me he could still do it in 5 years and that I could not STOP HIM FROM BECOMING A CITIZEN.


When Inyang made that statement I immediately filed (online) a Fraud Case.

I divorced Inyang August 2016, he gladly signed the Papers because he has a Fiancee, who he’s probably married to by now, offering him the opportunity to now file for citizenship.

I have been told that USCIS WILL DO NOTHING, because Inyang has not committed a Crime, YES HE HAS, He COMMITTED MARRIAGE FRAUD! That’s a Federal Crime. I’ve since learned (by people who know him) that he has a Shipping Company, he ships cars to Nigeria, and he has a Clothing Line Winners Clothes, he makes his money and sends it back to Nigeria, Inyang once told me that America is the Land of Opportunity and how he WILL RAPE this Country of their dollars and take advantage of All Opportunities, and he’s doing it.

I am a FIGHTER, I know of 15 Women who has Married Nigerian men and the men used them for Green Card Purposes and they “think” nothing can be done, I want to show them that, YES, SOMETHING CAN BE DONE! YES! they can be DEPORTED for Immigration Marriage Fraud.

I will sound the Alarm, Once Trump is in Office I will contact him and tell him my Story, I’m almost sure I will get RESULTS! Inyang should not have played with my life, I am a Good, Christian Woman Who Believes in Doing Right – all The Time.

I trust that the Lord WILL GIVE ME JUSTICE by the Fraud Division recognizing that Inyang Obaten Ettah MARRIED ME FOR IMMIGRATION MARRIAGE FRAUD.



  1. Anonymous

    December 16, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Serves you right. If you had brains, you would have known that this guy wanted to take advantage of the situation. Trump can not do anything about it because he does not know his right from his left. He may not even be president.

  2. Anonymous

    December 16, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    I feel for you my dear. Most Nigerian men are never up front with American women. And most Nigerian men are womanizers. Their minds are cursed to be womanizers. Most of the men that resides in North Nigeria, believe in POLYGAMY and being married to more than one woman, they are big time cheaters. And to be honest; Nigeria is so full of sin, most men and women in Nigeria are suffering mental illness. Therefore they can’t focus their mind on being faithful to only one woman or a man. American men and women are cheaters as well. It goes by the mind set as to one truly loving another, or if he or she is out to use each other, for whatever they can get. But trust me, there are some good Nigerian men that would be more than happy to have a good American wife. Nigerian men are interesting, it goes by patience with Nigerian men. But when he notice a woman is hard-up for him, he already has you woman under his control for a set-to-use kind of thing. The majority of Nigerian men are very good liars, they will tell you what you want to hear, and next thing you know; he is telling all other women the same thing he tells you,(HE LOVES YOU)when he really don’t love himself. Because if he loved himself first, he would know how to be a real man and be honest with any good women. I must tell you, I’m an American woman and I’ve communicated with few Nigerian men before, I learned so much just by communication and I never gave not one cent to a Nigerian man. Most of them are nothing but liars and cheaters, and they want whatever they can get from an American woman. All women must stop being naïve for men, use your smart communications to see where their really coming from, if he never gives you a call he’s hiding something. If he tells you he lost his phone for two or three days, that means he was with another female or a male perhaps(sorry). And if you know for a fact he’s on social media like Facebook and he gives likes to women but he says he love only you, you best believe you are setting yourself up for heartbreak. With most Nigerian men, after he gets that green card from a woman; and he starts to make excuses putting blames on you woman for no reason, you best believe he already has a Nigerian woman or another woman from another foreign country. It is very sad that men and women are that way. And no woman can change a man, and no man can’t change a woman, they both have to change their own life to be honest and faithful to each other.

    • Beverly Cole

      June 19, 2017 at 11:15 AM

      I married a Nigerian man and 1 week after getting his temporary green card
      The verbal abuse started. I’m filing for divorce and perhaps he will stay… that will be up to immigration
      His name is wasiu olawalle amao but goes by Tony. He is a very good liar and is a expert on using women
      Must be in the blood… who knows…. I’m divorcing and getting my life back on tract
      I fell for his nonsense… got used… left with debt and heartbreak
      I do believe in Karma and he will get his in the end
      Beware of these Nigerian users…. they are very good at it

  3. Lola O

    December 16, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    So why do you still marry Nigerian men after all the negative stories you’ve heard? Move on with your life. He used you and obtained his green card. God does not like “ugly”. Inyang will surely pay for his sins some day. I wonder how you foreign women can be so bold to marry outsiders. We Nigerians marry our men with caution, for lack of better options. As the saying goes, let the buyer beware. Conduct your investigations thoroughly next time, spiritually and in the physical. Forget about him and build a new life for yourself. Best wishes.

  4. Bok

    December 16, 2016 at 8:44 PM

    Fuck yo Greem card, Naija our passport na Green so we green pali

  5. Big Aunty Koks

    December 16, 2016 at 9:48 PM

    Sorry you feel so hurt. From the story however YOU divorced your Nigerian husband so it is not clear how the alleged marriage fraud arises. He did marry you and he did stay married to you from 2011 untill you divorced him in August 2016. Besides, there was no suggestion of infidelity until after the union ended and he got engaged to another lady. Are you sure it is not the fact that another lady has accepted him in spite of his not having college education and that against all odds he appears to have found his feet in business that is annoying you ?
    Whatever the reason, please pardon him . Marriages sometimes fail and this seems like one such failed marriage. Move on and I pray God gives you a more worthy partner.

  6. fifelomo

    December 16, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    So pathetic. Madam you are bn used as a stepping stone. Once I saw the above pix, I knew something wasn’t right. Pls stop crying over a spilt milk, let God judge.

  7. couger

    December 17, 2016 at 2:10 AM


  8. Tee

    December 17, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    I am totally disgusted and ashamed at some of the commenters here. My heart always bleed when I see people who are blinded by religion, going by the events narrated by this victim some of you still side with the scammer. No wonder this nation will ever be in doldrums with the type of mindset.I get a sense that because this scammer is a ‘christian’ it is ok; no wonder these so called men of god have been able to defraud scam and manipulate the vulnerable people in society.It is well know that marriage is not bed of roses but when it is clear that the motive behind it is not love but deceit then every well meaning human being should condemn such acts. When you toy with other people’s emotions and sow seed of pain definitely you will get your just desert when karma come calling; no matter how clever or smart you think you are.It is impossible to build one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of others. it quite clear that this is a well orchestrated scam, taking here to the church and parading and mingling withing the church to convince her that he his a true believer.No wonder we are where we are since this type of behavior is acceptable and justified. Corruption cancer has eaten every facet of the Nation;this why Nigerians hail looters and criminals in our society.Am sure if this woman were related to anyone here they will be up in arms and screaming shouting and raining curses in Jesus name.I don’t wish this on anyone, My family has has similar experience in the hands of fraudster masquerading as Christian.Never trust people who use religion as their identity. it said by their fruits you shall know them.

    “Your faith is your conscience, and your conscience is your faith. You cannot have faith without a conscience, but you can have a conscience without faith. Man was designed to be good with or without religion, yet the challenge for many is staying good. Some people claim to be religious but have no conscience, while some people without religion are very much aware of their conscience. Therefore, a religious label does not define your character or validate your worth. In the end, all men will be judged by the amount of truth in them and the weight of their hearts. The heavier the conscience, the heavier the truth. The lighter the heart, the higher it goes. The only spiritual currency one has in the afterlife is amassed in the form of light, in that, the amount you have depends on the weight of your words and deeds in the living. Conscience is everything. Conscience is what connects us to the truth and light of the highest power source of all. God. The cosmic heart of the universe.”

    Suzy Kassem

    Ms Hendrickson may you find peace and love in your life. Amen.

  9. Ms ERANKO

    December 17, 2016 at 6:14 PM





  10. sola olaniyi

    December 17, 2016 at 8:11 PM

    there is nothing Trump can do about it madam green card.

  11. ade eagle

    December 18, 2016 at 1:49 AM

    marriage did not work out you can look for another Nigeria man mumu woman Donald Trump can not do anything anyway he is also a mumu like you

  12. Endure

    December 18, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    I’ve never open this page ever since I saw the heading but did that now. Honestly I was flabbergasted and bewildered at some people’s comments after reading through them. Can those blaming this woman please tell me what she has done wrong from the story she narrated about her sad experience above? Yes we’ve not heard the side of the man’s story but the end game is,this woman was unfairly treated and abandoned by a man whom she thought would be the love of her life and always be dear for her as a husband. Rather than excoriating this woman,let’s switch that to the fraudster -inyang for ripping apart this woman’s heart and finally vanished into tin air. It is very much glaring that he used this woman to achieve his objective. No matter how skilled we are in the use of our psychology to track or detect a guy or a lady who is telling us the truth in matters of relationship, the undisputable fact still remains that we can still be scammed and be made to be a fool at the end of the day. So sometimes no amount of smartness and shrewdness on our part can liberate us from those who have decided and more determined to carry on pretense to achieve their objectives by preying on what we extremely need at that point in time.

    No justice is 100% perfect in the world but the good news is that,this woman can still receive justice in american justice system. The fraudster’s green card can still be revoked. Under US immigration law,if you engage in fake marriage or (“sham marriage”) as it is normally called as a means of getting US lawful permanent residence or (green card), such immigrant is liable of been striped off his privileged as a US citizen. So it is completely their in US law to deal with such criminal case just as it is in UK law. I will therefore urge this woman to file a case before whichever court she chooses to deal with this fraudulent guy. She will surely win such case unless she chooses not to do that. Why her matter doesn’t touch some of us heart is that,it didn’t happen to us! So we can choose to nail her very hard with our comments they way we want. But the fact remains that justice can be served to that guy.

  13. richard

    January 9, 2017 at 3:52 AM

    Marriage is a great institution everyone must have the basic skills and information before go into it. you did a mistake by believing Mr Charles. in life work with evidence . you never do your research and background check before going into the marriage.

    all Nigerian men are not the same ,even in America you see single mothers ,where is the men that impregnated them.

    LOVE is in two stage.the first stage is when both partner are in love without checking if the love is real and second when the love is
    reality. most times after the damage had been done before the spouse get to see the reality.

    fake spouse and real spouse are everywhere in the word

  14. Anonymous

    April 19, 2017 at 3:08 PM

    I just experienced the same thing. I love my husband now!! He married me for a green card & I did not even know he recived the card. He changed his address and USCIS states there is nothing that can be done. I am brokenhearted because my husband left and admitted to marriage fraud. Then laughed & stated the US is the dumbest county because nothing will be done about it. I have never been use & hurt like that in my life. He is now planning a wedding and having a baby. Just like you I want something done but the government protects them not us! Just tell ur story & advise people not to file for anyone especially Nigerians as the admit to scamming.

  15. Tamica Tate

    June 22, 2017 at 12:17 AM

    I can’t believe some of the comments. I married a Nigerian man but I paid close attention to everything he said and did, so I begin reporting him immediately while we were married and the immigration office did there job. Ma’am you just waited to long. First off it has nothing to with her being American, cause most Nigerian women here in the US are being abused by there husband and mistreated. So it don’t matter if your American or not . stop be so racist and judging Americans and not knowing the full story of what someone went through

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