Two Nigerian nationals have been arrested in India for allegedly duping several women after befriending them on matrimonial and dating apps.
The suspects identified as Obi Alex and Odua Christopher Chukwudi alias Sunny, were arrested from Delhi and Gurugram on Friday, February 10, 2023, few days after the arrest of two other Nigerian nationals for allegedly duping 60 women on matrimonial sites.
According to police, a Gurugram resident approached the police on January 14 after she was allegedly duped of 55,000 by a man whom she met on a dating site.
Initially, the suspect introduced himself as a businessman who deals with saffron and asked her to invest 40,000 for good returns. The victim had invested 15,000, he said.
“The victim transferred the money but the suspect again called her and asked for more money. She felt suspicious and refused to pay any more money on which he threatened to edit her photos and circulate them on social media, the ACP added.
ACP Sangwan said the suspects were traced to Delhi and Gurugram and arrested.
During their interrogation, the suspects revealed that they befriended women after making fake profiles on social media platforms and matrimonial sites and extorted money.
The suspects have cheated many women on the pretext of being caught by the customs department at the Mumbai airport due to excessive cash and expensive goods, ACP Sangwan added.
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