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45-year-old Nigerian man nabbed in India for posing as American doctor on matrimonial site, duping woman

The Indian Chandigarh cyber-crime police force revealed it arrested one 45-year-old Nigerian national for allegedly duping a woman of ₹2.91 lakh on the pretext of marrying her.

According to a statement issued out on Wednesday, 28th of June, 2023, the police said the accused, identified as Peter Johnson from Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi, was nabbed following the complaint of a woman from Sector 39 B.

It was gathered that the accused had approached the victim through a matrimonial website.

The Police revealed they recovered 26 mobile phones, 15 sim cards and 27 ATM cards from the culprit’s possession.

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The complainant said that she is a mother of one 12-year-old son and is pursuing a divorce case with her husband.

The police said,

“She had registered herself on a matrimonial website. On January 19, 2023, she received a WhatsApp message where the caller introduced himself as Vipan from Texas in America and claimed to be a doctor following which they started chatting frequently,”.

“The caller eventually convinced her to marry him and sought her passport details which the victim sent him on WhatsApp. The caller assured her that he had got all the legal documents prepared and informed her that he would visit India soon to marry her. “

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“The accused sent her his air ticket and told that he would reach India on February 13, 2023. On the same date, she received a call from one Shikha who claimed to be a police officer from the Delhi Airport Authority. Shikha informed the victim that one Vipan reached India to meet her but had an excess quantity of articles, dollars, and gold. Shikha sought ₹ 36,000 from the victim to release the said items. The victim transferred the money,” police added.

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The victim again received a call after two hours from the same caller seeking ₹2,55,800 in lieu of releasing the excessive gold brought by Vipan.

Believing her, the victim again transferred the money following which the number of Vipan along with Shikha’s mobile phone was turned off.

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