Mumbai: The crime branch of Mumbai police has arrested three Nigerian nationals for allegedly duping a city-based man after approaching him through a fake profile on a matrimonial site.
The accused were identified as Pascal Okwudili Chukwu alias Pascal Sunday (38), Eimma Nedum Daniel alias Tony (40) and Richard Alex Chinoso alias Soko alias Nanso (41).
DCP Dhananjay Kulkarni said that the accused had created a fake profile of a girl seeking a bridegroom on a matrimonial site.
The complainant saw the profile and contacted the 'girl', following which the accused gained his trust after frequent online chats and a few telephonic conversations.
They subsequently persuaded him to invest money in a 'business' which the 'girl' wanted to start up.
The complainant claimed that he then deposited more than Rs 43 lakh in several bank accounts, though he had not met the 'girl' even once.
Later, he realised that he had been duped and approached police whose crime branch sleuths, with the help of their Cyber Cell, tracked down the three and arrested them over the last few days. Further inquiries are on into the case, police added.