A Nigerian man and his Indian wife have been in arrested for allegedly duping a 28-year-old school teacher of nearly Rs 37 lakh (N19,217,395) after befriending her on a matrimonial site, Jamnagar police said on Friday, January 8.
The accused identified simply as John faked his identity and offered to marry the teacher after seeing her advertisement on a matrimonial website.
According to Jamnagar cybercrime cell, John called up the teacher identifying himself as Rahul from the US and made a marriage proposal saying that he had seen her details on the matrimonial website. The duo started chatting regularly and one day, he offered to send her an expensive gift.
This continued for nearly six months and the teacher kept depositing money in various bank accounts as asked for by the couple.
“However, she realized something was fishy and contacted us. Based on the numbers she shared, we traced the couple’s location to a hotel in Delhi and arrested them on Thursday,” said KJ Bhoi, police inspector, Jamnagar cyber crime cell.