Two Nigerian Men And SA Women Nabbed For Online Dating Scams


SAPS has reported the arrest of two Nigerian men and South African women working together to dupe South African love seekers online.

BuzzSouthAfrica learnt that the two Nigerian men and two local women were arrested in Cape Town yesterday’s night.

The arrest of the four suspects takes the total number of suspects arrested for online dating scam to eleven.

As learnt, the fraudsters opened bank accounts with all the banks in South Africa. And, have been using the accounts to swindle and receive monies from their online dating victims.

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According to the South African Police Service, one of the suspects was caught shortly after he received a dummy parcel from the Hawks at Postnet Somerset West Mall.

Subsequently, Hawks seized five laptops and 12 cellphones. Two of the laptops have profiles of people who have been fraudulently used to scam people online.

The suspects are aged between 27 and 38 years. They will make their first appearance at the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Also, SAPS related that investigations into a recent cash in transit robbery in Ventersburg has led to arrest of Motsamai Mokotedi and Kuwapi Koloti.

SAPS divulged that preliminary investigation connected both Mokotedi and Koloti to the crime. They were thus, subsequently arrested.

The robbery incident happened last Friday afternoon at Ventersburg, when a cash van was robbed of undisclosed amount of money.

The driver and the crew (Mokotedi and Koloti) were reportedly accosted by six armed suspects. They were then, robbed of their firearms and bags containing cash.

“No shots were fired, victims sustained no injuries during the ordeal (and the) suspects fled the scene in a red double cab bakkie,” SAPS recalled.

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Already, Mokotedi and Koloti have appeared before Ventersburg Magistrate’s Court where they faced armed robbery related charges.

They were remanded in custody but will get to apply for bail today.