Gang of 10 Nigerians arrested by Indian police [See What Happened]
A gang of ten Nigerians have been arrested by Indian police in connection to a pretend fund switch case.
The suspects have been arrested after the sufferer, a Delhi nurse duped of Rs 9.37 lakh reported the case to police.
Rachakonda Police Commissioner, Mahesh M Bhagwat, confirming their arrest mentioned, ” November final 12 months, the sufferer, aged round 36 years and dealing as a nurse in a hospital in Secunderabad, obtained an ‘add friend’ request on her Facebook profile from one “Agustin Williams.”
“After befriending the woman, the man told her he wants to send her cash and expensive gifts. To receive these gifts he asked her to deposit “registration fee”. She accepted his request. The particular person chatting together with her on the Facebook messenger launched himself as Williams, staying at Northern Ireland and dealing as a pastor.
“After chatting together with her for 2-Three months, he informed her he needed to assist her by sending a present field containing USD 50,000 apart from an I-Phone, watch and gold by way of courier, the commissioner mentioned, quoting from a criticism filed by the nurse.
“On March 15 this 12 months, she obtained a cellphone name and the caller recognized himself as a customs officer working on the Delhi airport and informed her to deposit Rs 27,500 in a checking account as registration charge to gather the courier.
“After that, she obtained many calls asking her to deposit cash in several financial institution accounts citing varied causes reminiscent of customs clearance costs, cash laundering certificates, RBI clearance, anti-terrorism clearance and fund switch costs to gather the courier.
“Over a interval of time, they (the accused) collected Rs 9.37 lakh from her underneath earlier pretext. As their demand for cash continued, she acquired suspicious and approached the Cyber Cell of Rachakonda Commissionerate just lately.
“Based on her criticism, a case underneath related sections of the IPC and IT Act was registered and an inquiry was launched. Based on technical/digital proof collected throughout the investigation, the fraudsters’ place of residence was traced in South West Delhi.
“A crew of the Rachakonda police raided their premises final week and arrested the 10 Nigerians, together with the prime accused Williams, and introduced them to Hyderabad,” the senior police official mentioned.
The arrested Persons are: Willams akpobaroeh, Isic Prince Okonedo, Chukwuma Christopher, Eghosa Gobieit, IjeomaOnyesom , Emmanuel Okafor,
ChimaIweriebor,Tochukwu Onwubiko Christian, Chidi JohnsonAnaso Johnson, Paul Ifechukwu Ifanyi Ifanyi
Upon their arrest, the police seized eight laptops, 26 cellphones, 10 web dongles, 35 SIM playing cards from them.