Delhi Police arrest mastermind behind fraud on matrimonial site

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GURUGRAM: A Nigerian was arrested by the Delhi Police who is the alleged mastermind, in a fraud case, in which a woman was cheated. Police arrested Samuel Ivachukwa alias Josua on Tuesday from Chirag Delhi. Samuel’s two accomplices a Nigerian and an Indian woman were arrested on Monday night. Police said, the complainant had come in contact with ‘Jeff Denis’ through a matrimonial website, who, on the pretext of marriage, had asked her to deposit about Rs 10 lakh in various bank accounts. 34-year-old Reeta Vasumotari, the accused Indian woman is a resident of Assam now settled in Delhia and she had more than 35 bank accounts. Vasumotari used to open fake bank accounts in which Josua’s victims were asked to deposit money and she used to charge Rs 10,000 per bank account, Police said. An investigating officer Narendar Singh said, “We have sought details from the banks of these fake accounts which were opened by the accused woman. The victim working as an engineer in a Gurgaon-based company, met Hilary Nnamdi Okoli, the other Nigerian accused, on a matrimonial site where he posed as a prospective groom. Police said, Okoli had introduced himself as Jeff Denis, an engineer settled in the UK and started interacting through WhatsApp. The victim received a call from Okoli on February 28 that he was in Mumbai and that he was detained by the customs department for carrying 45,000 pounds (Rs 37 lakh approx) in cash. Later someone posing to be a custom official asked her to deposit Rs 42,000 as penalty for Denis’ release, Police added. She deposited more than Rs 9 lakh in different accounts in the process, according to victim. Police said, both the Nigerian accused were living illegally in Delhi as their visa had expired. Their identity card, PAN card, Aadhaar card, debit card, bank cheque books, pass books and mobile phones were recovered by Police. Later all the accused were produced in court and were granted five-day remand.]]>

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