Two Nigerian men were arrested in India for allegedly duping over 700 women on matrimonial sites
Delhi Police arrested two Nigerians who allegedly created fake profiles on matrimonial sites and defrauded many women out of millions of dollars under the pretense of sending expensive gifts.
DCP (Outer), Harendra Kumar Singh, said that on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, the accused, Chief Sunday, 27, and Igwemma, 33, confessed to police they had duped more than 700 women in the past four years.
Police said that the two would pretend to be US residents, and then claim to have sent the gifts to the women. The duo would ask the women to pay a fee in order to get the gifts released from customs and cheat them.
DCP Singh stated that “based on an analysis of the phone, we have come to notice that they bought a piece in Nigeria with the same amount of money.”
Recently, a woman filed a complaint with the police stating that she had met a man named Ahmad Nafees through a matrimonial site. Both became online friends.
Nafees claimed he was from California and said he was sending her a gift and shared a picture of it.
“Nafees introduced himself as a US citizen and told her that he was sending her a gift parcel,” the officer said.
In her complaint, the victim said she received a call from a woman who introduced herself as Riya Mehta, a customs official.
“She then cheated the victim to the tune of Rs 2.40 lakh on the pretext of custom duty and other taxes for the gift parcel,” Singh added.
Further investigation led to the accused’s location in Delhi’s Nilothi Extension area in Chander Vihar, where a raid was conducted and the accused were arrested.
According to the DCP, the duo came to India in 2018 and were staying in different parts of the country despite the expiry of their visa.
The duo revealed that two more people, one of whom would impersonate a customs official, were part of the racket.