Alappuzha: A Nigerian native, who embezzled money from a woman in Alappuzha after giving false hopes of marriage, was arrested with the help of Alappuzha Cyber Police. Defendant Enuka Arinsi (36) was caught and brought to Alappuzha from Noida following an adventurous pursuit.
The defendant became acquainted with the plaintiff, who had worked overseas, through a dating app “QuackQuack”. He misled her by claiming that he is a pilot and that he would like to marry an Indian woman. Later, he established a strong friendship with her and gained her trust.
Recently, Enuka informed her that he had arrived in India and brought her many gifts. Meanwhile, he took nearly Rs 10 lakhs from him saying he needed Indian currency for several purposes. He later claimed his gifts were held up at the airport and demanded money to get them back. However, when the woman reached her bank to withdraw Rs 11 lakhs from her account, the officials felt suspicious and asked why she was withdrawing the money. Bank officials, who called the airport, learned that the woman was being cheated on and promptly informed the police.
The Alappuzha cyber team continued to chat with the accused in the guise of the woman and discovered that he was in Noida. A special team left for Noida and caught the accused after a daring encounter.