Promising marriage, Nigerian man cheats women of lakhs

Promising marriage, Nigerian tricks women into paying him lakhs

The Whitefield CEN Crime police arrested a Nigerian who cheated women with marriage proposals and took lakhs of rupees from them.

Brieght, 25, has created several fake profiles on matrimonial websites, befriended women and cheated them under the pretext of giving them gifts and citing emergencies.

Investigating a complaint filed by a 34-year-old woman, a police team headed by Guruprasad G nabbed Brieght in Delhi in a movie-style chase on November 23. Brieght, a resident of Delhi, was brought to the city on a transit warrant.

Using a fake ID created on a matrimonial site under the name Swain Rajkishore, Brieght told the woman that he was a civil engineering graduate and was doing business abroad. He befriended the woman and the two began communicating on Skype and Gmail. Brieght also used multiple foreign numbers.

On October 2, he told her that he was going to Malaysia on a construction assignment and was sending her some gifts. The next day he told her that his bank account in Scotland was blocked due to security issues and he had to pay 27,000 USD for construction material.

Brieght requested her to wire the money and assured her that he would return it. The woman paid Rs 2.5 lakh in multiple transactions between October 3 and October 16. When Brieght avoided her, she felt something was wrong and verified the name of the bank account he gave her. She found that it was in the name of one Ancy V V in Sarjapur.

During interrogation, police learnt from Brieght that he has associates in Bengaluru identified as Emanual aka Vasama Hon Mandy, John Alex, Devain Madhukashi, Ejiju Madhukashi and Maria Emanual Madhukashi. He had opened bank accounts with their help and later transferred the money to his account.

Brieght has also cheated people promising them jobs.

He is not cooperating with the investigation and claims not to have a passport and a visa, police said. “We have unearthed 10 cases (against him) and have seized Rs 14.5 lakh from different bank accounts,” a police official said.