Rachakonda police arrested a Nigerian man for duping a city based man on a matrimonial site to the tune of Rs.2.2 lakh by posing as a US based doctor.

The accused is, Osazee Russ Ediagbonya alias George Purnell from Nigeria. Russ who has been staying in Delhi since 2012 on a business visa, created a fake account in the name of Biya Babar on Shaadi-.com matrimonial site and convinced a businessman BR Rao of LB Nagar that he is an NRI doctor settled in the United States.

Russ expressed his interest in marrying Rao and told Rao he will come to India on March 14. Rao then received a call from Sushma who claimed to be a customs officer of IGI Airport in Delhi. Sushma told Rao that Biya was detained by customs for carrying $5,00,000 cash.

Sushma asked Rao to deposit Rs.70,000 in the bank account of one Mike for clearing the seized dollars. After Rao deposited the amount, Sushma again made him deposit Rs.1.52 lakh to issue anti-terrorism and antimoney laundering certificates. When Sushma again called Rao posing as RBI employee, he lodged a complaint with the police on March17.

Police arrested Russ from his house in Delhi on Monday. Four of his associates including Sushma are absconding.

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