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Four held for cheating women promising marriage

The Cyber Crime CCS police here on Friday produced four offenders, who allegedly cheated a woman of Rs 15,62,000 in an online Matrimonial Fraud in the court. The accused were arrested in Delhi on September 13 and brought to city on Transit Warrant.

While four accused Igbute Kingsley Ucheka alias Tony, Igbute Jude Nwabulor, Santosh Kumar alias Suman and Dhirendra Kumar alias Dhanush alias Rahul Pandey were arrested in Delhi on September 13, nine others were absconding. The police also seized three laptops, Rs 1,38,000 in cas, US dollars 350, Nigerian currency of 9,000, Ten cell phones and three net connect dongles/data cards from their possession. Police stated the modus operandi of the group was they register themselves as prospective bridegrooms on Matrimonial Websites on fictitious names, particularly as a high-profile professional/business men staying abroad and target women, particularly widows or single women, who are vexed with their loneliness and are in-search of a suitable life partner.

On pretext of marriage, the criminals start squeezing money from the victims saying they are sending expensive gifts and the victim has to claim the same through Customs etc. This is a new mode of cheating particularly women by conmen, besides the regular Nigerian frauds viz. lottery fraud, job frauds, insurance fraud etc.

The Cyber Crime PS team K.V.M.Prasad, Inspector of Police, ASI Dilip Kumar, PCs. Maheshwar Reddy, Feroz, Vijay Muraari and Govardhan cracked this case under the supervision of  Dr. B. Anuradha, A.C.P. Cyber Crime Police Station and the able guidance of  Dr. T. Prabhakar Rao, IPS, Jt. Commissioner of Police , Detective Department, CCS, Hyderabad. The public are once again cautioned to be alert to such fraudsters/strangers who lure them to deposit huge amounts in the fake accounts on different pretexts of winning lottery, matrimonial alliance and so on. (NSS)