The Rachakonda police said Wednesday they arrested two Nigerians who allegedly posed as “love gurus” and duped a Hyderabad-based doctor of Rs 12 lakh.
The police said the duo promised to cast a love spell on the victim who was going through a rough patch in her life and fell prey to the fraudsters after searching on Google for a “love spell caster”.
The police identified the arrested as Okwuchukwu (41), and Obiwuru Jonathan Uzaka (35) both residents of Uttam Nagar in Delhi. The police were on the hunt for two other accused, Michala Ajunda and Daniel.
According to the police, the complainant, an ophthalmologist, said the accused informed her that they were “love spell casters” from Uganda and would perform some prayers for her love. The accused also sought Rs 1 lakh to be transferred initially and collected up to Rs 12.45 lakh citing various reasons.
The complainant who was seeking a solution to her love life problems and professional success had searched online for “love spell caster” and got the phone number of the fraudsters, she told police in her complaint.
Based on her complaint, the police registered a case and collected technical evidence. A special team led by Inspector J Narender Goud rushed to Delhi, arrested the accused and brought them to Hyderabad on transit remand, a police statement said.