Four Nigerians arrested in cheating case

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Jun 2018 11:37:43


Staff Reporter


Raipur Police have arrested four Nigerians of an international gang that squeezed money in crores from women living in different parts of country after enamouring them through Facebook communication. The accused used to morph the photo and video image faces of the women who fell in the trap and conceded. They later demanded money and threatened that else their photos and videos would be made viral over social media. One of the victims was Raipur resident.The four accused Nigerians are identified as Kenith Usita Dima, (29), who is the mastermind, Chibuzor Shamuel (28), Ousting alias Anti (30) and Boli Besil (30), who had gained commercial visa and were living in a rented house at Tilak Nagar, Delhi. The accused made hundreds of women fall in their trap and one of the victims from whom more than Rs 7 lakh were taken lodged a complaint in Civil Lines police station.
The accused made the victim women deposit the money in different bank accounts and transferred the money to the accounts in Nigeria. In order to keep their identities secret, the accused used to destroy the Sim and mobile after committing each offence.

In the case registered in Civil Lines police station, the accused made a fake ID in the name of UK (Britain) citizen. The victim maintained that on April 13 this year, she chatted over Facebook with a person named Valencia Vart. Continuing chat over facebook and whatsapp, the accused gained her confidence, mobile number, photo and video.In three accounts of different banks, the terrified victim woman deposited over Rs 7 lakhs in cash and through RTGS and blocked the mobile number of the unidentified person. Using a different number the unidentified accused did whatsapp communication on her mobile phone and demanded money. Civil Lines police after receiving the complaint of victim woman registered a case under Section 384 of IPC, which reads punishment for extortion.

Senior Police officers took serious cognizance of the matter and gave necessary directives to a police team having crime branch and the said police station personnel.
In course of investigation, the police gained relevant details from the complainant and also did a technical analysis and finally traced the location of the accused. The police team left for Delhi. Proceeding with the investigations, the police contacted a local youth there who used to provide house on rent and also ran a grocery. The police on getting clue regarding residence of the accused in Tilak Nagar raided there and caught the accused, who later confessed. The accused ran a command centre from where the police seized 10 laptops, 20 mobile phones, 3 passport, wifi device, pen drive, fake sim card and cash Rs 20,700. In addition to the above said modus operandi, the accused sent e-mails and cheated people on the pretext of lotteries in the name of different companies. After arresting the accused in Delhi, the police brought them to Raipur on transit remand.