In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 07th, October, 2020

Nigerian Man And His Indian Girlfriend Arrested For Duping Individuals By Posing As British Residents

Nigerian Man And His Indian Girlfriend Arrested For Duping People By Posing As British Citizens


The Suspects

A Nigerian man and his Indian lady good friend have been apprehended by the Cyber cell police in Bhopal, India for duping individuals on the pretext of sending them costly items.

The accused recognized as Augustine Udekwe and Lalhmunsiyami have been arrested from Delhi, police stated on Tuesday, October 6, including that each accused lived collectively as lovers and pretended to be British residents in an effort to defraud their victims.

Udekwe has been residing in India since 2015. His visa has expired. The police have written a letter to the embassy submit his arrest within the case.

Giving particulars on their modus operandi, police stated they might befriend ladies and men on social networking websites after thorough analysis. They’d then take their contact numbers and would begin chatting on WhatsApp.

After befriending and taking them into confidence, the accused would name them and say that they’ve despatched a present to them from the US and UK. Later, the sufferer would obtain a name that their present has arrived and so they should pay customs responsibility.

The sufferer would pay customs responsibility quantity sought by the accused in a checking account. As soon as the quantity was deposited, the accused would cease contacting the victims who stored ready for his or her items.

In keeping with a cyber cell officer, most victims hesitate in approaching police after being duped. That is the rationale that police would not have the precise variety of individuals duped by them.

The latest arrest was made after a lady filed a grievance with police. In keeping with the police, on 07 August 2020, a Bhopal-based girl lodged a grievance that she had befriended a British younger man on social media, who instructed her he’ll ship her an costly present.

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A couple of days after the dialog, the lady bought a name from somebody who claimed to be a customs officer. The particular person instructed her very costly present was despatched to her and she or he has to pay supply, penalty costs and cash laundering charges in any other case authorized motion shall be taken in opposition to her.

In keeping with her, she bought scared and deposited about Rs three lakh 5 thousand within the accounts. After depositing the cash, the pretend customs officer demanded for more cash however when she refused the particular person stopped speaking to her. That was when she lodged a police grievance.

The cyber cell police instantly launched an investigation. Each the accused have been arrested by police from Mahavir Inclave Half-2 Uttam Nagar in Delhi.

Police stated an identical fraud was reported in September 2019 whereby the accused had duped victims of Rs 71 lakh. One of many accused within the case is on the run.

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