- Transfer money to Nigerian bank accounts
- used international number
- Police arrested through technical surveillance
Older girls, widows and divorced women were used on matrimonial sites on the pretext of marriage. By luring them to take them abroad, they used to get involved in frivolous things. After some time, telling himself in trouble, he started extorting money. These vicious thugs would slowly take away all the cash. Victims would also sell their jewellery. She used to take loans from relatives and even loans from banks. The cyber cell of Shahdara district has busted the entire gang.
The accused have been identified as Lawrence Chike Lalou (30), a Nigerian resident of Vasant Kunj, Ayotunde Okunade alias Alex (34) and Deepak Dixit (29) of Ambedkar Colony Chhatarpur. The police claim that the accused have defrauded more than 100 girls or women of more than Rs 25 crore.
meeting at matrimonial site
DCP (Shahdara) R. Satyasundaram told that a girl had filed a case of such cheating in Jagatpuri police station recently. The accused met him on the matrimonial site, who won the trust with frivolous words. A few days later, he proposed marriage. Constantly chatting on WhatsApp.
All cash transferred to your account
After a few days, he asked for the help of money, stating himself in trouble. The victim got into things, who got all the cash transferred to her account. After this, he pledged his jewelery and gave money. In this way, 15 lakh rupees were deposited in different bank accounts.
used international number
The accused told during interrogation that many Nigerians, including Lawrence and Alex, were involved in this scam. The accused used to register themselves on the matrimonial site. He used to describe himself as well-qualified and NRI. He described himself as a doctor, engineer and businessman. Indian security agencies used to use international phone numbers to escape from the grip.
…and the police team reached such accused
A team of Inspector Vikas Kumar, SI Rahul, HC Deepak, Sepoy Vikas, Rajdeep and Deepshikha was formed under the supervision of ACP Manoj Pant. The bank accounts in which the victim had transferred the money were searched. Investigation revealed that there are 30-35 such accounts, which were opened in banks of different states of the country. The police reached the accused through technical surveillance.
Transfer money to Nigerian bank accounts
The accused often used to transfer the swindled money to Nigerian bank accounts. They used to withdraw money from the swipe machine. Deepak Dixit, a resident of Ambedkar Colony of Chhatarpur, used to rent Point of Sale (POS) swipe machines to foreign accused. It used to get 10 per cent of the total money withdrawn. Police have recovered 6 bank debit cards, 5 POS machines, three mobile phones, a laptop and a tablet.