Indian Based Nigerian Arrested For Internet Love Frauds

A Nigerian national and his female accomplice have been arrested in India for allegedly duping people after befriending them on social media.

 The suspects, Akne Benjamin, 32, and Fatima Lyngdoh, 42, a resident of Khasi Hill district of Meghalaya, were arrested from Delhi by Rajasthan police on Monday, September 19, 2022. 

 The Superintendent of Police, Sirohi, Mamta Gupta, in a statment said a complaint was received at Abu Road Sadar police station on April 24 in which a woman alleged that she became friends on Facebook with a woman who told her that she was from New Zealand. During interrogation, Lyngdoh confessed to d¥ping people in different states of crores of rupees, police said. 

The senior police officer said both accused used to create fake profiles of foreign nationals on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook among others.

 After befriending their targets, the accused told them that they had sent some expensive gifts.

 Thereafter, another member asked the victim to pay an amount failing which the target was threatened that probe agencies will launch an investigation about the gift, police added.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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