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Nigerian Man, Associates Arrested In India For Defrauding Woman Of N3Million, Scamming Over 50 Others Befriended Online

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The Faridabad police in India have arrested a Nigerian man, Chinonso Roy Akata who lives in Tuglakabad in New Delhi and three others for allegedly defrauding folks on-line.

They had been arrested final weekend.



Akata and his accomplices, in accordance with the Hindustan Instances Information, are utilizing social networking websites to dupe folks after befriending them.

 

Police mentioned that the suspects had been lively in Delhi-NCR for the final one yr and at the least 50 instances had been registered towards the gang.

Different suspects are Akata’s lady buddy, Sageeta, Ajay Kumar of Bihar who lives on lease in Jasola, New Delhi, and Atif Ali of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, additionally a resident of Delhi.

Police sources revealed that Akata who’s in his late thirties and Sangeeta had been in a live-in relationship.

The suspects would befriend folks on Fb after which persuade them to switch cash on the pretext of sending them expensive items and overseas foreign money, mentioned police, including that each one the suspects had been arrested from Delhi.

In response to the Faridabad police, they obtained a grievance from a 28-year-old engineer working at a personal firm within the metropolis alleging that he was duped of ₹5.78 lakh (N3,182,569.21) by a lady who befriended him on-line in October.

 

Narender Kadiyan, deputy commissioner of police (crime), Faridabad, mentioned that the Nigerian nationwide with the assistance of a Delhi lady shaped a gang and began duping folks after creating pretend profiles.

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“Akata and Sangeeta created pretend social media profiles and befriended folks by posing as ladies. They’d inform the victims that they’re visiting India together with their siblings to fulfill them to finalise the marriage. Later, the victims used to obtain calls from a person posing as a customs officer who would inform them that the duo are caught with valuables price a number of lakhs of rupees they usually need to pay customs responsibility for his or her launch,” he mentioned.

 

Police mentioned that Akata’s checking account had transactions price ₹65 lakh up to now two months.

 

Basant Kumar, station home officer of Faridabad cyber police station, mentioned the suspects used to inform their victims that they’d get treasured items as a token of friendship or would suggest them for marriage.

 

The SHO mentioned that Ajay would offer Sangeeta and Akata SIM playing cards to make calls to dupe folks, and Ali opened accounts for them to switch cash. “All of the suspects had been taken on seven-day police remand on Sunday after being produced earlier than the court docket,” he mentioned.

 

After an investigation by the cyber cell, an FIR was registered on Sunday at Faridabad cyber police station.

 

“Our cyber police group put the suspects’ numbers on surveillance and their places had been traced, following which they had been arrested,” mentioned SHO Kumar.

The passport of Akata who got here to India on a pupil visa had expired six months in the past and he was staying in India illegally, police mentioned.

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