Gurgaon woman duped of Rs 10 lakh by Nigerian on pretext of marriage
The accused, a Nigerian, allegedly posed as a resident of Britain and started interacting with the woman after getting her contact details from a matrimonial website.gurgaon Updated: Mar 21, 2017 22:50 IST
A Gurgaon-based woman was allegedly duped of ₹10 lakh by a Nigerian on the pretext of marrying her, police said. Police arrested the accused from Delhi on Monday. The accused allegedly posed as a resident of Britain and started interacting with the woman after getting her contact details from a matrimonial website.
The Gurgaon police said the accused, identified as Hillary Nnamdi, had created a fake profile on the matrimonial portal in the name of Jeff Dennis from Britain. The Nigerian initially contacted the woman, an engineer who works with a private firm in CyberHub, Gurgaon, on February 17.
The woman started talking to Nnamdi as he showed interest in marrying her and allegedly promised to take her to Britain to settle there.
On February 28, Nnamdi called the woman and claimed that he had 45,000 pounds in foreign currency, and to get it released, he had to pay ₹42,000 as penalty to the airport authority. Following his request, the woman transferred the amount to the account of another woman, and, thereafter, several payments were made to different accounts multiple times. A total of ₹9.45 lakh was transferred by woman to the accused.
Later he sent her an email, ostensibly from the RBI, asking for a payment of ₹32.25 lakh to “upgrade the account”, police said. The demand for such a huge amount, however, made the woman suspicious after which she went to the bank and cross-checked the information. She was told that no such mail was sent by the RBI. The woman told police that Nnamdi also stopped attending her calls.
She then approached the cyber cell of the Gurgaon police and registered a case of cheating. After investigation and tracking the accused, he was arrested.