The Indian police have arrested a gang of 10 Nigerians (between the age group of 23-37) from Delhi cheated several persons from different parts of the country in the past.
From the confessions and analysis of the material seized from them, it is established that, they have cheated several persons.
According to the Police, a 36 year-old victim, who works as a nurse in a corporate hospital in Secunderabad, accepted a friend request from one Agustin William, who introduced himself as a Pastor working in Northern Ireland.
After chatting for three months, the accused promised to send the victim gifts worth $50,000 along with I-phone, wrist watch and a gold set with pearls.
On March 15, the victim received a call from a man claiming to be a custom official working at Delhi Airport.
He asked the victim to deposit Rs 27,500 as registration fee to claim the courier and then continued to persuade her to spend money citing various other
After the victim paid Rs 9,37,000, she grew suspicious and approached the Cyber Cell, which registered a complaint and began investigations.
Based on the contents of the complaint, a case was registered under sections 417, 419, 420, 468, 471, R/w 34 IPC and Section 66 C and 66 D of IT Act.
A police team raided the hide out of the accused and seized 8 laptops, 26 mobiles/ I-pads, 10 internet dongles, 35 SIM cards used for commission of offence.
The arrested persons include Willams S/o akpobaroeh- 37 years, N/o Nigeria, Delta State, Isic Prince S/o Okonedo-37 years N/o Nigeria, Edo State, Chukwuma Christopher- 33years, Delta State, Eghosa Gobieit- 36yrs, Ijeoma Onyesom – 23years, Delta State Emmanuel Okafor, Age: 25years, N/o Nigeria, Enugu State
Other are ChimaIweriebor- 27 years from Delta State; Tochukwu S/o Onwubiko Christian- 24 years, Enugu State; Chidi JohnsonAnaso Johnson- 30yrs, Nigeria, Enugu State; Paul Ifechukwu Ifeanyi Ifeanyi- 32yrs, Anambra state.