The arrested suspects
Two Nigerian men who posed as “love gurus” to swindle a female doctor of N6.6m after promising to cast a love spell and perform prayers to change her love life have been apprehended by the police in India.
The accused identified as Okwuchukwu, 41, and Obiwuru Jonathan Uzaka, 35, residents of Uttam Nagar in Delhi, were arrested by Rachakonda Police on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. Their associates, Michale Ajunda and Daniel, are on the run.
The complainant, an ophthalmologist from Kushaiguda, Hyderabad, said she was going through a rough patch in her life and searched for a love spell caster on Google to solve her love problems. She found a phone number and contacted the person seeking help.
According to the police, the complainant said the accused who answered the call informed her that they were “love spell casters” from Uganda and would perform some prayers for her love.
The accused also sought Rs 1 lakh to be transferred initially and collected up to Rs 12.45 lakh citing various reasons.
The complainant who was seeking a solution to her love life problems and professional success had searched online for “love spell caster” and got the phone number of the fraudsters.
Based on her complaint, the police registered a case and collected technical evidence. A special team led by Inspector J Narender Goud rushed to Delhi, arrested the accused and brought them to Hyderabad on transit remand.
The accused have been remanded in judicial custody. The police found that the four accused arrived in India for a cloth business and hatched a plan to cheat gullible citizens and earn money after suffering losses in business. As per the plan, they opened bank accounts through brokers and posted advertisements on social media platforms and Google.
Along with their phone numbers, they gave ads offering services in astrology, love spell cast, and solutions for life’s problems.
The police also found out that the accused had committed similar offences across the country and the main accused, Okwuchukwu, was earlier arrested by Delhi Police.
The police cautioned netizens against believing such social media ads offering solutions to problems in life.