A Nigerian man has been arrested in India for belonging to a gang of online fraudsters scamming unsuspecting women.
The Nigerian fraudster and his gang member arrested by the police
A Nigerian man is among an international dating fraud gang nabbed in Jaipur, India. According to reports in India, the gang is accused of committing at least 14 frauds in the past 10 days.
Trouble started for the group after police checked one of the accused man’s bank account and found transaction of more than Rs 10 lakh in this period.
The Nigerian fraudster identified as Kenena Solomon, 41, a resident of Olowale St Victoria Island in Nigeria, and Kaushal Prasad Gupta,35, resident in New Delhi has been arrested over the crime.
A similar gang had been busted by Bikaner police last month. Both gangs committed frauds with same modus operandi.
The gang members would befriend girls on matrimonial sites, posing as non-resident Indians (NRIs).
“This particular gang was busted when we launched an investigation into an FIR lodged on May 3 by a Adarsh Nagar-based girl in Jaipur,” commissioner of police Sanjay Agarwal told Pink City Post.
The officer said that she had been contacted by one Kelvin who claimed he worked with a company in London as an advisor. He promised to marry the girl and said that he would settle in India after the wedding. Kelvin told the girl he needed to transfer some money and other valuables to India before moving.
On May 2, the girl received a call from a woman, identifying herself as Simran.
She said she was a customs officer in Delhi.