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Nigerian held for matrimonial fraud

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

A 35-year-old Nigerian, who allegedly cheated a city resident of Rs 2.22 lakh in a matrimonial fraud, was arrested, a said today.

A police team arrested Osazee in New Delhi and brought him here two days ago, the said.

Ediagbonya duped the victim, who had posted his profile on a matrimonial website, by sending him a proposal by posing himself as a woman named Biya Babar, a medical practitioner, working in the US, he said.

Through whatsapp, the accused informed the victim that she would come to on March 14 to meet him, the said.

On March 14, the victim received a call from a person claiming to be a working in the airport and told him that Dr Biya has been caught carrying half a million USD, he said.

Then, another person, impersonating as an accounts officer asked the victim to deposit the money towards customs clearance for which he transferred Rs 2.22 lakh to the bank account numbers provided by the Nigerian, he said.

Later, the victim realised that he has been cheated and lodged a complaint following which he was arrested, he said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 18:50 IST