A 25-year-old Nigerian nationwide and his associate have been arrested from Delhi’s Uttam Nagar for allegedly dishonest a whole lot of individuals on-line on the pretext of sending them items from international international locations. The duo posed as movie star managers and primarily focused “males from Kerala and Tamil Nadu”.
The accused, recognized as Chinedu (25) and his associate Radhika (24), have been arrested by the Kerala Police on Sunday. Cops suspect that the accused managed to earn greater than Rs 1.5 crore within the final two years.
Officers stated they obtained three complaints within the final two months from individuals who have been cheated in an analogous method. One of many complainants is a school professor who was cheated of Rs 22 lakh, whereas the opposite two have been cheated of Rs 6 lakh and Rs 4 lakh.
“All of them advised us that they obtained an internet friendship request from a girl who recurrently posted about her international journeys and about managing celebrities. The victims thought the girl was real and replied to her messages. After weeks of chatting, they obtained items from her. Nonetheless, in addition they bought calls from a customs official who demanded cash to course of the items on the airport,” stated a police officer from Palakkad Cyber Cell in Kerala.
The victims ended up paying lakhs of rupees pondering it might be refunded by the girl later. They ultimately understood that they’d been cheated.
It was tough to hint the accused since they deleted the social media accounts quickly after. The swindled cash was additionally transferred to a number of different financial institution accounts.
“We have been receiving comparable complaints from males in Tamil Nadu. Lots of the victims have been embarrassed and didn’t need to lodge an FIR. We began searching for the accused on social media and traced the cash path. We then discovered that the accused have been hiding in Uttam Nagar,” the officer stated.
A group of law enforcement officials have been despatched to Delhi they usually caught the accused. Throughout interrogation, they learnt that Chinedu got here from Nigeria a couple of years in the past and befriended Radhika in Delhi. The 2 deliberate to cheat folks and began creating faux social media profiles, posing as movie star managers to “lure” males. In addition they used different strategies to cheat gullible folks on-line. Investigation is on to catch the opposite accused concerned within the rip-off.