Indian Police Launch Manhunt For Nigerian Gang That Conned 35 Women In Search Of Husbands

Two Nigerians have been arrested in New Delhi, India, for his or her involvement in a fraud price over Rs 4.5 lakh (N2.5 million).

They are members of a gang that has cheated greater than 35 ladies searching for “bridegrooms for second marriage through matrimony sites,” in accordance with the police in India. 

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The police have launched a manhunt to apprehend different members of the gang, the HINDU studies. 

The two, Paulinus Chikeluo, 31, and Cletus Ikechukwu, 23, have been mentioned to be members of a Nigerian gang which defrauded ladies via a matrimony portal by posing as potential bridegrooms.

They have been arrested in New Delhi on September 3 for duping a girl physician within the metropolis with certainly one of them posing as a physician based mostly within the Netherlands utilizing a pretend profile.

The 45-year-old lady physician of Perambur is separated from her husband and lives together with her mom and 11-year-old son.

She determined to remarry and registered on a well-liked matrimony web site in February. The fraudsters made her switch ₹4.5 lakh underneath the pretext of sending a present parcel and demanded cash for air journey of the bridegroom and so forth.

During investigation, it was discovered that the accused had created pretend profiles on a matrimony web site. They operated 4 financial institution accounts, three Indian cellular numbers and some international telephone numbers for committing the offences, and swindled ₹4.5 lakh.

The police mentioned the accused obtained SIM playing cards by misusing identification paperwork of others. The cell phone subscriber’s deal with particulars have been discovered to be pretend however the calls from the cellular numbers have been traced to Uttam Nagar in New Delhi.

On analysing CCTV footage, one was recognized as a Nigerian nationwide. 

Subsequently, the police arrested Chikeluo and Ikechukwu who have been staying in New Delhi.

A senior police officer mentioned, “We interrogated the accused after taking them into custody and analysed their call records and cash transactions, besides data stored on laptops. Our investigation revealed that apart from these two, more persons are involved in the matrimony fraud. The gang has cheated more than 35 women who were looking for bridegrooms for second marriage through matrimony sites. We have launched a hunt to nab the remaining accused.”

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