Nigerian, aide arrested forduping city woman of lakhs

  • | Sunday | 24th September, 2023

Kanpur: A Nigerian national created a fake account on Instagram and cheated a woman from the city of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of sending her expensive gifts.Posing as officials of different departments, he and his aides made several phone calls and asked for money on one pretext or another from the woman.When the woman realised she had been cheated, she registered a case with Babupurwa police, following which, two accused were arrested, including the Nigerian national. Police identified the arrested as John (Nigerian national) putting up in Tilak Nagar, New Delhi and Harjeet of Mahavir Enclave, Palam, New Delhi.The woman from Bagahi Bakarganj Transport Nagar area of the city said that John had introduced himself to her as Alex Johnson. While chatting online, he told her he was an eye specialist and lived in Italy, she said. I started liking him and after he sent me his number, we started chatting on WhatsApp and calling each other on regular basis, she said. DCP Crime Salman Taj Patil said, We have arrested the accused from Delhi on Thursday and brought them to Kanpur on Friday and sent them to jail. We also published the following articles recently3 Nigerians held from Delhi for cyber fraudThree Nigerians have been arrested in Delhi by the Cyber Cell unit of Azamgarh on charges of fraud. They are accused of duping a woman in Ballia district of Rs 32 lakh by offering her expensive gifts on her marriage. The arrested trio confessed that they were operating a cyber fraud gang with the help of some youths from the northeast states. They were staying in Delhi on study and medical visas. The police recovered laptops, mobile phones, passports, sim cards, and fake documents from them.DRI nabs Nigerian national in connection with cocaine seizure in MumbaiA Nigerian national has been arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) in connection with the seizure of cocaine in Mumbai. The accused is believed to be the mastermind behind a drug syndicate and was apprehended in New Delhi. The DRI had previously seized 500 gm of cocaine and arrested two individuals during a delivery operation in June. Following the interrogation of the arrested individuals and a forensic analysis, the DRI was able to locate and arrest the main accused in New Delhi.

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