Ten Nigerians have been arrested by the cyber department of India police for fake fund transfer.
According to the police, eight laptops, twenty-six mobile phones, one ipad and thirty- five sim cards were recovered from the fraudsters.
Online sources state that a 36-year-old victim who works as a Nurse in India accepted a friend request to one Augustin William, who claimed to be a pastor working from Northern Ireland.
After chatting for three months, the accused promised to send the victim gifts worth $50,000 along with an Iphone, a wrist watch and a gold set with pearls.
In March, however, the victim received a call from a man who said he was 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.
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 led by Inspector S V Harikrishna, SIs Vikram Reddy, Anil Kumar under the guidance of Inspector Mohammad Riyazuddin of Cyber Cell, raided the hideout and seized all those items.
The names of the suspects are;
A1. Willams S/o akpobaroeh, Age: 37 years, N/o Nigeria, Delta State,
A2. Isic Prince S/o Okonedo, Age: 37 years N/o Nigeria, Edo state
A3. Chukwuma Christopher, Age: 33years, N/o Nigeria, Delta State.
A4. Eghosa Gobieit, Age: 36yrs,
A5. IjeomaOnyesom , Age: 23years N/o Nigeria, Delta State
A6. Emmanuel Okafor, Age: 25years, N/o Nigeria, Enugu State
A7. ChimaIweriebor, Age: 27 years, N/o Nigeria, Delta State
A8. Tochukwu S/o Onwubiko Christian, Age: 24 years, N/o Nigeria, Enugu State
A9. Chidi JohnsonAnaso Johnson, Age: 30yrs N/o Nigeria, Enugu State
A10. Paul IfechukwuIfanyiIfanyi, Age: 32yrs, N/o Nigeria, Anambra state.
Source: signaturetv.com.ng/punch/Linus Aleke