A Nigerian national and his girlfriend have been arrested for allegedly duping a businessman of N54m in India.
The accused, Jefferson Eze and his Indian accomplice, Beena Pratapbhai, were arrested on Sunday, February 27.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Jt. CP), Crime, Murlidhar, in a statement on Monday February 28, said that the accused allegedly befriended the businessman through a gaming app and duped him of Rs 99 lakh by asking him to invest in a fake business venture shared the information on his Twitter handle.
It had been alleged that the Nigerian national had contacted the complainant and introduced himself as an employee of a pharmaceutical company.
The woman had introduced herself as an employee of a London-based bank. They had created fake website and email IDs of the bank to gain confidence. Later, they cheated the complainant and took away the money.
“One Nigerian and one Indian have been arrested by Cyber PS Kolkata from Thane, Maharastra for duping one person of more than Rs 99 lakh impersonating employees of a Pharma Company and one bank of London and creating fraudulent websites and email IDs,” the police boss stated.
“During the probe, cops traced the Internet Protocol (IP) address used for cheating which was found in Thane area. Recently, a team from the Cyber Crime police station was sent to nab the accused persons.”