Nigerian man arrested in India for cheating on a woman on a marriage site with promises to marry
Ajide Peter Chinaka, a 30-year-old Nigerian citizen, was arrested in India.
The man was accused of cheating on a woman on a marriage site after he passed himself off as NRI (a nonresident Indian – a person of Indian descent living outside India).
Police said on Friday, October 30, that a woman from the Korya district of Chhattisgarh was tricked out of 24 million rupees by a suspect in Nigeria who contacted her through a marriage website.
Chinaka was arrested from Noida, Uttar Pradesh and taken to the Korya area in Raipur on Thursday, October 29, an official said.
The defendant allegedly created a fake profile posing as an NRI named Rohan Mishra on a website last year and befriended the 27-year-old victim, said Chandramohan Singh, Koria Police Superintendent (SP).
According to the official, the defendant told the woman that he would marry her after moving her property to India, and allegedly asked her for money to carry out some formalities.
According to her, the victim transferred 24 million rupees to the account number indicated by the accused, and later realized that she was being deceived.
According to him, based on a complaint filed in February, one case was registered in sections 419 (punishment for deception per person) and 420 (fraud) of the IPC.
According to him, the investigation showed that the defendant communicated with the woman via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and WhatsApp calls, adding that the defendant was taken back to Noida.
The police seized two passports, four cell phones, 14 SIM cards, a Wi-Fi device and a laptop from the accused.
The defendant said he had deceived several people from other states, including Telangana, Odisha, Jharkhand and Himachal Pradesh, he added.