Nigerian, Three Others Arrested For Duping Women On Dating SitesApril 7, 2023
The cybercrime team of Gurugram police in India arrested four fraudsters, including a Nigerian national, for allegedly cheating several Indian women on dating websites.
25 mobile phones, 65 automated teller machine cards, 34 cheque books and 12 passbooks were recovered from their possession.
A report in India’s Hindustan Times, on Thursday, said the suspects pretended to be doctors, engineers, and information technology professionals in order to contact women on dating apps and steal money from them under the guise of clearing customs fees for gifts.
The suspects were identified as Chibaka aka Tall Issa of Nigeria and Delhi residents Aman Kumar, Rahul Singh, and Santosh Kumar.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (cyber), Priyanshu Diwan, said the suspects had formed a gang and were operating from Delhi for the last few months.
He said, “The Nigerian was the kingpin of the gang and met the other suspects in Laxmi Nagar area of Delhi. They used to scan profiles of the victims on matrimonial sites and later befriended them on social media such as Instagram and Facebook.”