A 38-year-old Nigerian identified as Garuba Galumje, has been arrested by officials of the Uttar Pradesh Police in India for allegedly duping about 300 women after pretending and promising to marry them.
The police revealed Galumje who was arrested on Friday, May 27, befriended the women through social media and matrimonial websites where he introduced himself as a non-resident Indian (NRI) living in Canada.
Galumje before his arrest was residing in the Kishan Garh area of South Delhi, India.
Announcing Galumje’s arrest, Inspector Reeta Yadav, in charge of the Noida cybercrime police station said, “The accused has been arrested in connection with a complaint from a woman who lives in Meerut district of UP.
“She claimed that she had registered herself on Jeevansathi website for marriage. A man approached her through the website and introduced himself as Indo-Canadian NRI Sanjay Singh.”
It is believed that the suspect ventured into the act for financial gains because in some cultures in India a Hindu bride’s family typically gives the groom a dowry.