A gang who cheated women by coming in contact with them through matrimonial site has been busted. In this case, the police have arrested three people including two Nigerian citizens. This gang has cheated more than twenty five crores from more than hundred people. Police have recovered six bank debit cards, five swipe machines, three mobiles, one laptop and one tablet from the accused.
The accused were identified as Lawrence Chike Naluo (30), resident of Vasantkunj, Ontude Okunde alias Alex (34) and Deepak Dixit (29), resident of Chhatarpur area. DCP Shahdara District R Sathiyasundaram said that recently a 35-year-old woman who was a victim of this gang had filed a case of cheating at Jagatpuri police station.
Both foreign nationals are residents of Nigeria
The accused had come in contact with the victim woman on the website Shaadi.com, where she had created a profile ID named Manmeet. The accused gave the woman the promise of marriage and he started talking to her on the phone. After winning the trust, he made a different story from the woman and pleaded for financial help. The victim transferred her deposit in her bank account. In this way he gave fifteen lakh rupees to her. Later the accused neither married her nor returned the money.
In addition to the local police, the cyber cell has started the investigation of the case. The police took the bank accounts into which the money was transferred under the scanner. These accounts were opened in Kolkata, Nagaland, Karnataka, North Eastern State. All bank accounts were in the name of an Indian citizen. The police found in the investigation that the fraudsters used to withdraw the cheated money through ATMs in Delhi. Eventually the police came to know about the accused and nabbed them. Both foreign nationals Lawrence and Alex are originally from Nigeria.
They had made a fake profile ID on the matrimonial website to cheat the woman. They used to describe themselves as NRIs, doctors, engineers or businessmen. Their target was unmarried or widowed women. The accused Deepak Dixit is the owner of the swipe machine who used to give the machine on rent to the accused for the swipe. He used to get 10 percent share of the amount transaction.