4 Nigerians Apprehended In India For Alleged Cyber Fraud
The Cyber police in India have arrested 4 Nigerian nationals and one Indian citizen for allegedly defrauding an ex-army nurse of the sum of Rs 41.70 lakh after befriending her on social media.
The accused recognized as Michael Scott Kolain (23), Idu Greenback Okeke (32), Imu Sunday Azubaike (32), Kelvin Neke (29) (all Nigerians) and Sujeet Dilip Tiwari (25) have been arrested from Delhi underneath IPC sections 420 (dishonest)
They have been produced earlier than courtroom on Tuesday, October 13 and remanded until October 19.
The Nigerians, posing as fabric merchants, have been allegedly concerned in a racket working in Mumbai in Maharashtra, Kolkata, Delhi and Nagaland. They’d allegedly duped a number of Indians to the tune of crores of rupees via on-line fraud.
In response to Nagpur cyber crime police, within the newest case, the accused befriended Reena Samsher Singh, 56, on Fb by utilizing faux profiles after which lured her with a job in Canadian military and provide of profitable items.
Considered one of them claimed to be from the US and advised her that he would ship her items and gold jewelery. The accused requested her to deposit cash in numerous financial institution accounts for `releasing’ the products from the customs.
She then acquired WhatsApp messages, threatening to implicate her in a cash laundering case if she didn’t pay. She thus ended up depositing Rs 41.70 lakh in accounts in Vijaya Financial institution, Canara Financial institution, UCO Financial institution and HDFC Financial institution.
Lastly, realizing that she was being defrauded by cyber criminals, she approached the police. The cyber police tracked down the accused from CCTV footage of financial institution branches the place she had deposited the cash.
The cash acquired from the ex-Military official was diverted into eight totally different accounts. Most of those accounts have been traced to Delhi resident, Sujit Tiwari, who was the primary one to be picked up by the town police workforce.
Cyber cops, underneath metropolis police chief Amitesh Kumar and extra CP Sunil Phulari, had frozen the eight financial institution accounts with steadiness of round Rs18 lakhs, seized 13 cell phones and 18 totally different bank cards from the gang. Police are but to hint out the passport and visas of the Nigerian nationals.
A workforce of solely six individuals, comprising senior inspector Raghavendrasingh Khirsagar, Asst PI Vishal Mane, head constable Sanjay Tiwari, constable Ajay Pawar, Deepak Chavan and Bablu Thakur needed to try for a number of days in Delhi to arrest the Nigerian nationals and their native contact Tiwari. One of many Nigerians had almost slipped away from the cops however was pinned down by the alert workforce.
It was Tiwari who helped the racket along with his financial institution accounts, Sim playing cards and different paperwork to obtain the cash from their victims. Police managed to hint and nab Tiwari first, from whom particulars of the Nigerians have been largely gathered.
The police seized 18 bank cards and dozens of cell phones from their possession. Additional probe is ongoing.