Two Nigerian nationals were arrested on Sunday, May 22, by Delhi police for defrauding a woman a large sum of money. The duo lured women through matrimonial sites and social media sites and induced them to transfer money in fake bank accounts on the pretext of customs charges. The men, identified as Ozoemena Michael Izuchukwu and Ekwenze Friday, did not have valid visa documents and their arrests were produced before the court and sent to judicial custody. Police have recovered three mobile phones, three laptops and a register from them.
The duo were arrested on a complaint lodged by a woman who claimed that she had a profile on a matrimonial site and had come in contact with a person, who claimed to be a US citizen. She said that they stayed in touch through e-mails and phones. The woman, in her complaint said that the said person in October 2014, had informed her that he was going to Spain from the US and will send her a gift packet containing an engagement ring among other things through courier.
"Thereafter, the accused Michael makes contact with these females by using fake email ID and obtain their phone numbers. As these women fall in their trap, they allured them on the pretext of sending some gift items," Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Yadav (pictured above) said.
"Another associate, mostly females posing as Customs Officer used to contact victims and ask them that the gift requires security clearance and ask victims to deposit the money in fictitious accounts. As the money was deposited in the account, same was withdrawn immediately by co-accused," Yadav said in a statement.