Nigerian Man Cheats Gurugram Lady Of Rs 1.73 Lakh On Matrimonial Web site

Later, a girl, claiming to be calling from the Mumbai airport, contacted the sufferer. (Representational)


A lady was allegedly duped of Rs 1.73 lakh by a Nigerian man posing as a Turkiye-based high-ranking authorities officer on a matrimonial web site with the assistance of an confederate, police stated on Friday.

Gurugram Police’s cyber crime division arrested the duo from Delhi’s Uttam Nagar space on Thursday. 5 cell phones that have been used within the fraud have been recovered from their possession, police stated.

The accused are recognized as Daniel Gozie (38), and Gabriella Sharmila (33), a local of West Bengal’s Darjeeling, metropolis police stated. Each of them are members of the identical gang busted on Might 11, police stated.

On Might 11, metropolis police arrested six individuals, together with 4 Nigerian nationals, for making faux profiles of rich Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) on a matrimonial web site as a part of a racket to dupe ladies on the websites.

In accordance the sufferer’s criticism filed on March 31, she related with a person on a matrimonial web site who launched himself as Shiva Jadhav, a venture supervisor in ‘Diamond Building Restricted’ in Turkiye.

“The accused talked to me often and after some days he advised me that he was sending a present parcel for me, which contained some gold jewelry and different objects,” she stated within the police criticism.

Later, a girl, claiming to be calling from the Mumbai airport, contacted the sufferer.

“She advised me {that a} parcel has arrived from Shiva Jadhav in my title and to get this parcel I’ve to deposit Rs 38,500 as tax,” she added.

Even after depositing the quantity in a checking account shared by the girl, the sufferer stored getting calls asking for extra charges to obtain the parcel. A complete of Rs 1,73,000 have been taken from her, she stated.

An FIR was filed at Cyber Crime Police Station, South Gurugram primarily based on the sufferer’s criticism and the accused have been nabbed on Thursday.

“Throughout interrogation, the accused revealed that they contact ladies by way of social media and matrimonial websites and befriended them after posing as excessive rating authorities officers, businessmen and medical doctors in international nations,” Gurgaon ACP (Crime) Varun Dahiya stated.

After profitable their belief, the victims are advised that they’ll obtain a present parcel at which level one other member of the gang, posing as a authorities tax or customs officer, calls the sufferer, the ACP stated.

“The arrested lady revealed that she had received the cash transferred after posing as a customs officer. The accused Nigerian used to offer SIM playing cards and financial institution accounts to commit fraud,” the officer stated.

The duo are at the moment in police custody and being questioned, he added. 

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