Man Who Posed As Us-based Female Doctor Arrested In India For Duping Businessman

A Special team of Cyber Cell, Rachakonda, India on Monday, May, 14, arrested a 35-year-old Nigerian national identified as Osazee Russ Ediagbonya alias George Purnell in New Delhi for duping a businessman on a matrimonial site.

Ediagbonya, from Edo State, made the victim to credit funds into some bank account towards customs clearance and other fees with false claims that the cash of 5,00,000 USD is said to be carried by him (accused) at I.G.I. Airport, New Delhi.

The accused, who had been staying in Delhi since 2012 on a business visa, created a fake account in the name of Dr. Biya Babar on matrimony website and convinced the victim that he is a female medical practitioner based in the United States.

Ediagbonya, expressed his interest in marrying the businessman simply identified as Rao. During the whatsapp conversation, he informed him that 'she' will arrive to India on 14-03-18 to meet him.

On March 14, 2018, an unknown person impersonating as customs officer called the businessman and told him that Dr.Biya Babar has been caught by the customs officials at IGI Airport, New Delhi who was carrying $ 5,00,000 USD and one other person citing himself as accounts officer, asked him to deposit money towards customs clearance, for which he has transferred a total amount of 2,22,000/- to the accounts provided by the accused to rescue the lady from them.

But later he came to know that he has been cheated by them, hence he lodged a complaint in Cyber Cell, Rachakonda, based on his complaint a case in Cr.No.80/2017 U/Sec.417,419,420,468,471 IPC & Sec 66 C & 66D IT Act has been registered and investigated.

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