In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 10th, September, 2020

Nigerian Arrested In India For Defrauding Folks By Posing As A Customized Official At Delhi Airport

Nigerian Arrested In India For Defrauding People By Posing As A Custom Official At Delhi Airport


The Assertion

A 32-year- outdated Nigerian man recognized as Christian Anthony Maduneme, alongside two others have been arrested for allegedly duping folks of lakhs of rupees by impersonating customs officers on the Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport, the police stated on Tuesday, September eight.

The Nigerian nationwide was staying in Noida. His affiliate, Shelly Achhumi (41), hails from Nagaland.

Two laptops, seven cellphones, SIM playing cards, move books, eight ATM playing cards have been retrieved from the accused and efforts are being made to hint their different accomplices, police stated.

They stated a probe was launched after receiving criticism from Vinod Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Customs, IGI Airport, alleging that a number of cellphone calls have been being acquired on the customs workplace every day, claiming that customs officers are asking for cash to clear parcel and courier. The accused used names and letter heads of varied senior officers to cheat the folks.

Senior police official (Airport) Rajeev Ranjan stated, “Throughout investigation, we collected all related data. On September 6, Shelly Achhumi, who had accounts with HDFC and ICICI banks, was traced and later arrested. She offered her account data to dupe the targets of the cash by charging eight per cent fee from the opposite accused.”

She used to work in an NGO however had no supply of earnings for the reason that coronavirus-triggered lockdown got here into pressure. She began offering her checking account particulars to solely fraudsters to achieve fee, he stated.

The officer stated Shelly Achhumi would befriend the goal earlier than dishonest them. In certainly one of such instances, Shelly contacted the sufferer via a matrimonial web site and acquired the personnel cell quantity, Fb ID and WhatsApp variety of one Subir Bose.

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Shelly began contacting the male sufferer over the cellphone. She used the faux id of Anita Saha (from Amsterdam) and stated she desired to go to India for marriage-cum- tourism function.

Upon arrival in India, she informed him that she had been intercepted by Customized officers on the IGI Airport for carrying articles and jewelleries past the permissible restrict. Maduneme then posed as customized officers and directed the sufferer to pay a customized price of ? 47,900 and different subsequent quantity in Indian financial institution accounts. Later, the accused demanded extra money on completely different grounds, Mr Kumar stated.

The goal ended up depositing big quantities of cash in several Indian financial institution accounts as offered by the gang members. The accused have duped the sufferer in extra of  69 lakh to this point”, he stated.



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