The 54-year-old man was arrested and appeared in the Alexandrov Regional Court on Monday on charges of fraud and extortion on charges of online dating fraud.

According to Captain Ndivhuvo Mulamu, the man was arrested on Saturday by “Hawks” after the authorities of the international airport A.R. Tamba confirmed that he is wanted.

The man went on holiday to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

“It was reported that in March 2020, Chinedou Jonathan Maduke introduced himself to the applicant on a dating site as a female model from Italy named Ruth,” Mulamu explained.

It would seem that they went on a date and started dating, which led to the exchange of nude videos.

A few months later, the applicant alleged that Maduke had allegedly demanded approximately $ 500,000 from him to avoid leaking his nude video on social media.

This was reported in the Investigation of Serious Commercial Crimes in Johannesburg for investigation.

An arrest warrant was issued for Maduke’s detention, and authorities distributed it to local and international control systems abroad.

Maduke’s attempt to flee the country failed on Saturday after the system warned authorities of his unfulfilled arrest warrant.

He was immediately detained for alleged online dating fraud that occurred about two years ago.

During the first trial, he was taken into custody pending investigation. The trial was postponed to Monday, May 23, 2022 to verify its legal status in the country.

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In March of this year, the Hawks attacked the apparent “Elena Gray”, who allegedly cheated 1.9 million rupees from a potential partner who was looking for love on the Internet.

40-year-old Omotese Ebor, also known as “Tessie”, allegedly portrayed herself as a successful Western Cape businessman named Allen Gray, who is looking for love on Facebook.

The victim, who wished to remain anonymous, told police that a few days after their online romance, Ebar began asking to borrow money, claiming that his bank account had been hacked.

Between December 2016 and January 2018, Ebor allegedly cheated 1.9 million rupees from his online lover.

It is reported that the money was transferred to various bank accounts, including an amount of Rs 857,000 to the Ebor business account.

The victim then decided to report the affair and the theft to the police.

Ebor was on church service in Sandton and was arrested.

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Additional report from Essays by Subramani

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