My descent into the hell that began within weeks of meeting Ehigie started innocently enough.
Although I met him in 1977, we did not commence our world-wind romance until I met him again in 1979. At that time,
I had already had a son, David P. Walker, out of wedlock.
Ehigie was like a breath
of fresh air. He acted like a gentleman. He became my answer to not having a husband. He used to accompany
our family to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. On an occasion when my mother invited him over for dinner,
my brothers and sisters asked him many questions. One of my family members asked him if there were lions and elephants
in Nigeria. Ehigie quickly said yes. My family was surprised and happy to have made the acquaintance of a black
person from Africa. Of course our questions sounded very stupid to Ehigie. I am sure that my family's stupidity
regarding the modernization of places like Benin City and Lagos fueled Ehigie's ability to victimize me because we
all appeared to be very stupid to him.
In any case, we became intimate very quickly. I became pregnant the
same month we started dating. Although Ehigie never bought me an engagement ring or wedding ring, I was sure that I
was in love with him.
When we first applied for the marriage license in Brooklyn, New York, Ehigie did something
very strange. He applied for the license using the first name "Godwin." A few days later we were married
on November 21, 1979. On that day Ehigie came back with me to my parents' home and told me that I could not go with
him. The following week, he returned and asked me to accompany him to the law offices of Allen Kaye and Harvey Shapiro.
While there, I signed papers that I now realize were sponsorship papers. Ehigie escorted me back to my parents'
home, again told me that I could not go with him, but said he would come back for me and left for Nigeria.
He never came back
to get me.
one occasion, Ehigie, along with his elder brother Nosayaba (John), asked me to accompany them to Ehigie's apartment.
While there, both Ehigie and Nosayaba asked me to have an abortion. I told them both I could not do that. Needless
to say, Ehigie's plan never included his becoming a father, let alone a real husband, so aborting his child seemed logical
to him under the circumstances.
Some weeks after we were married my father became very angry with me. He asked me
when Ehigie was coming back to get me. Without a reasonable explanation to give my father, all I could do was silently
listen to his tirades about my husband only marrying me for a green card. Eventually, in a fit of anger, he demanded
that I call Ehigie's attorneys to ask them if Ehigie had a green card before I married him. I contacted Harvey Shapiro
of Allen Kaye's office. Upon asking Mr. Shapiro if my husband had a green card at the time I married him, Mr. Shapiro
In the month of October, 1979, I became pregnant. I was also excommunicated by the elders of
the Brownsville Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses for conduct unbecoming a Christian. A few months after that,
in March, my father evicted me, saying that I was no longer a Duncan and that he would have nothing to do with taking
care of my husband's child. The following month, in April, 1979, I was fired from my job. In May 1979, I went
to Family Court to apply for child support. I was never able to get any child support from Ehigie. Ehigie reported
to Family Court that he was a college student and not working.
Not long after I started exhibiting symptoms consistent with mental illness.
years later, while a recipient of public assistance (welfare), I was able to obtain the social security number 099-20-2291
from the City's Child Support Enforcement Bureau. Based on information obtained from the Social Security Administration,
this number is fictitious.
How Senator Uzamere was able to pay for college and evade the City's Child Support
Enforcement Bureau is truly a feat of diabolical genius since I made a point to report as much information about
him as I could. I told the City the college Ehigie was attending so that I might obtain some money to help
take care of his daughter. I even told the City Nosayaba's address on the off chance that the City would be able
to obtain Ehigie's whereabouts based on his close relationship with his elder brother. However, I was never successful.
the entire course of our daughter's life, (except for two or three separate occasions between 2003 and 2006) Ehigie
never paid any money towards the care of his daughter. In fact, Ehigie made a point to tell his family that Tara was
not his child, although he has never filed a divorce action against me for adultery (as far as I know).
I saw Ehigie again
around 1981-1982. He did not tell me where he lived, and because I was still stupid, I did not know what to do to win
him back or to find out from him what his intentions were toward me and his daughter Tara, who was, at that time, in foster
tried to make some contact with his brother Nosayaba, his wife, Ethel and the few Uzamere men that I knew at the time.
All of them were content to have no involvement with either me or Ehigie's daughter, Tara. And all were content
to hide Ehigie's whereabouts from me and from Ehigie's daughter.
Around December, 1998, Ehigie called my home
and spoke to our daughter, Tara. He promised to send Tara $500.00 to help her out. He refused to tell his daughter
where he was calling from or where he lived. When she finished speaking with her father, she asked me, "Mommy,
why doesn't my father love me?" and started crying. All I could do was to take her in my arms and give her
a hug. I didn't have any answers to give her.
From that sad point in the past until the present, trying to find Ehigie for
the purpose of divorcing him has been hell. Trying to contact him on his cell phone number (347) 873-8480 has yielded
no results. Sending e-mails to email@example.com has also yielded no results.
For Ehigie to show such disrespect
towards me and our daughter, when he should be contrite and helpful in assisting me to end a messy divorce is indicative of
a diabolical, amoral mind.
The hell that materialized soon after Ehigie made his entrance into my life may have been
planned by Ehigie, but it has had its share of participants. As is the case of many "green card" romance
scams, immigration lawyers, the scammer's family members, governmental agencies and yes, even members of the public
that belong to the scammer's ethnic group participate in hiding essential information from the victims of said
scams -- even if the victims are children of the scammers themselves.