Chhattisgarh police on Thursday arrested a 30-year-old Nigerian national from Noida in Uttar Pradesh and brought him back to Korea district of the state for allegedly duping a young girl of Rs 24 lakh after posing as Non-Resident Indian (NRI) through a fake profile on a matrimonial site.
Koriya Superintendent of Police Chandra Mohan Singh said that the arrested accused identified as Ajide Peter Chinaka, resident of Festac Town in southwest Central Lagos, Nigeria has been taken into custody.
In January, 2020, the accused posed as an NRI and posted the fake profile on the matrimonial site. The young girl, who was looking for a suitable match, interacted with him via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), internet and whatsapp calls, the SP said.
The man gradually gained confidence of the victim young girl by chatting with her and some days later called her up saying he had to transfer his property in India so that he could settle down and get married her, he added.
He told the woman that he needed to pay for it in the Indian currency to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Officers, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Officers and others and he sought money from her. The victim not suspecting anything amiss, allegedly transferred Rs 24 lakh into the account number provided by the accused, the senior officer said.
However, later she could not contact the man and realised that he duped her, he added.
Subsequently, the victim young girl’s family filed a complaint with the Korea police who registered an offence under IPC section 419 and 420 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and began probe, Singh said.
Police seized two passports including one fake passport named as Coko Daniel of Republic of South Africa, four mobile phones, 14 SIM cards, a wifi device and a laptop from his possession, he further said.