India Cyber Crime Police Arrest 2 Nigerians For Matrimony Fraud

by Kim Boateng Posted on September 28th, 2017

Hyderabad Cyber Crime Police has arrested two “Nigerian Princes” for online romeo matrimony fraud. The accused persons Kingsley Uche Anosodo and Clement Idahosa were arrested for uploading fake profile on an Indian matrimonial website.

According to the Hyderabad Cyber Cell Crime Police, Kingsley Uche Anesodo and Clement Idahosa, both residents of New Delhi and natives of Nigeria, lured 10,200 USD an amount of 651,000 INR from the victim. Kingsley Uche Anesodo had contacted the victim by obtaining her contact number through the matrimonial website. Introducing himself as Bhumish Deepak, he lured money from her and then started avoiding her, police said, adding that Idahosa was arrested for assisting Anesodo.

Photo: Kingsley Uche Anosodo and Clement Idahosa has been arrested by Hyderabad Cyber Cell Crime Police in India for online romeo matrimony fraud

The Hyderabad Cyber Crime Police apprehended the accused persons,  Kingsley Uche Anosodo and Clement Idahosa, in Delhi on September 23 and seized the original passports, laptops, mobile phones, bank pass books, credit and debit cards, data cards and other incriminating material

Nigerian 419 “Romeo” Arrested For Swindling Vulnerable Women In India

The Thane Police, in Gurugram, India has arrested a 33-year-old 419 “Romeo”, Nigerian national, Earnest Usunobun for defrauding women on matrimonial website. A victim, 40-year-old woman reported to the Kasarvadavali police in April, saying she was cheated of Rs 3.59 lakh. Earnest has assumed the identity of one Adinath P. and approached her on a matrimonial website, Thane police said. Two other women have also accused 419 “Romeo”, Earnest Usunobun of the same.

“After two weeks of talking to her, he claimed he was coming to Mumbai from Canada. He later said he was at Delhi Airport and needed to exchange $40,000, but he did not have the Indian currency to pay the tax for the same. He then asked her to send the required amount, which was Rs 3.59 lakh.
“Once he got the money, he switched off his mobile phone and did not reply to the woman’s messages. So, she registered a case with the Kasarwadavli police station and accordingly the cyber cell started the investigation,” said a senior official from Thane police.

The Thane cyber-crime investigation led the arrest of 419 “Romeo”, Earnest Usunobun . The Thane cyber cell got the login details for 419 “Romeo”, Earnest Usunobun’s account from the matrimonial site and approached an Internet Service Provider.

Photo: Earnest Usunobun

419 “Romeo”, Earnest Usunobun was arrested on August 9, in a Honda Civic car, with two forged passports and one original was found in his possession.

“We got the mobile number and other details and found him to be in Gurugram. With the help of local police, we reached his building and waited for him downstairs,” said Sanjay Sawant, senior police inspector, Thane cyber crime.

“He was arrested on August 9, around 9.30pm. We also found a Honda Civic, which he bought from the woman’s cash. He had two forged passports and one original. When we checked his phone, we found that he was in the process of cheating more women. We contacted the women and informed them about him.He is in custody now and we are checking how many women he has cheated in the past. More accused are expected to be arrested, as there is a complete chain of the people working in the process,” said Sandeep Bhajibhakre, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Thane cyber cell.

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