Crime Branch arrests 2 Nigerians for duping people on pretext of jobs
Delhi Police Crime Branch has arrested two Nigerian nationals who are members of an international gang of cheats. The duo were involved in cheating people on the pretext of providing jobs in reputed foreign companies. and were living in India unlawfully as their Visas had expired.
According to the police, the matter came to light on July 2 when Mohit Jainwal, a victim filed a complaint and said that in May he had applied online for jobs. Later on, he had received an e-mail from Cruise Shipping Company, UK, which informed him that he had qualified to work in the said firm.
“He was asked to download the interview letter and send it back after replying to the questions. After that, he got the appointment letter by the said company and was asked to contact a British Council representative. A mobile number and an email ID was given to him for work permit visa of UK,” a police officer said.
The complainant was also asked to deposit an amount of Rs 35,883 in a personal account of the State Bank and was asked to contact the British High Commission representative in India for Visa immediately. After he deposited the money, the accused again demanded money on which he got suspicious and lodged a complaint with the police.
After a case was registered, a team was formed and the accused was identified as George
Onyemauche Otiwu (31) and Daniel Iyke Nwabue (27) who were regularly changing their hideouts.
“They were arrested by the team on the basis of secret information from their rented apartment in Sant Nagar, Burari,” the officer said. On interrogation, it was found that they used to procure e-mail IDs of people from various sources and send them e-mails.
They have created several emails IDs for this purpose. Some of their associates have married Indian women who would help them in arranging the bank accounts for depositing and withdrawing the cheated amount.