Nigerian citizen traps Kerala woman through a dating app, swindles Rs 10 lakh


Enuka Arinsi Efenna

Alappuzha: Police suspect involvement of a racket behind the Nigerian youth who was arrested for swindling Rs 10 Lakh from a woman in Alappuzha. It is reported that the woman had met the foreigner through an online dating app. Police also believe that he did not commit the crime alone. However, no further complaints were received regarding the scam.

The accused is identified as Enuka Arinsi Efenna (34), a Nigerian national. A court here remanded the accused. Police will seek his custody for evidence collection. The police started the investigation to confirm whether there is a racket behind the fraud. The investigation has revealed that he swindled money from the woman through an Indian citizen's account.

The probe team assumed that more details will be received from the laptop and mobile phone seized from the accused. Police say that usually such scams are done in foreign countries but this time it was done in India itself.

The woman from Alappuzha met the accused through a dating app. He convinced her that he is a pilot in the United States and wanted to marry an Indian woman. And then they became friends through WhatsApp chatting.

He convinced her that he reached India and repeatedly received about Rs 10 lakh from the woman, persuading her that he needed Indian rupees to exchange for US dollars.

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