Nigerian Man Arrested In India For Duping Woman Of N7M On Pretext Of Sending Expensive Gifts To Her From UK

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The suspects, Odoeke Francis Ifeanyi and Satvinder

Singh A 37-year-old Nigerian alongside his accomplices were nabbed in Chandigarh for defrauding a lady of Rs 13.31 lakh (N7.3 m) on the pretext of sending her presents from England.

The implicated identified as Odoeke Francis Ifeanyi, who resides in Tilak Nagar area of Delhi, and Satvinder Singh of Nangoli, were arrested by the cyber criminal activity investigation cell of the Chandigarh authorities on Tuesday, January 18.

The authorities said that Ifeanyi posed as Richard from the UK and befriended the victim, a homeowner of Sector 21, on Instagram, last year.The victim, in

her problem, stated that during the discussion, the suspect stated that his birthday was approaching and as a kind gesture, his family sends out gifts to all his friends.The suspect then sent a message to the victim that because Diwali was approaching, he had sent out ₤ 10,000 and some presents to her.A couple of days later, she received a call from an individual

who posed as a courier company executive and notified her that Richard had sent a parcel for her.The individual asked her to deposit Rs40,000 to get the parcel.

However, even after transferring the cash in the offered savings account, no parcel was received by her.She called on the number from which she had gotten a call to

check her parcel following which the imposter told her that there were numerous pricey presents in the parcel due to which customizeds clearance, authorities clearance and other approvals were required.The victim then called the suspect, who impersonated Richard on a WhatsApp number. He responded that there were costly gifts, including gold sets, in the parcel.He sent pictures of gold sets to the victim and made her transfer Rs13.31 lakh in the provided bank account.The victim later on discovered that she had actually been fooled following

which she approached the authorities. A case of unfaithful was registered at the Sector 19 police headquarters in

December.During investigation, authorities apprehended the suspects and recuperated smart phones, laptops and debit cards from them.Satvinder was remanded in judicial custody while Ifeanyi was sent out to 4 days of cops custody by a local court. “We are collecting details about other individuals associated with this unfaithful racket,”stated a police authorities.

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