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Nigerian national held for duping retired CBI official

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday said that they have arrested a 33-year-old Nigerian national Arthur Okeke who duped a retired CBI official of his money in 2018.

The investigating agency said that the accused used to pose as a girl or woman living abroad and after befriending he used to commit cheating.

According to police in the year 2018, the retired government official gave a complaint at Vikas Puri police station that he came in contact with one Grace Dennis through Facebook . "Grace Dennis informed him that her mother is suffering from a serious ailment and is admitted in a hospital in India and she got stuck at Mumbai Airport for declaration of some drafts," police said.

The investigating agency said that the complainant got a phone call from an unknown number and the callers posed himself as a customs officer and asked to submit some amount for customs clearance. The complainant deposited Rs 35.80 lakh in nine different bank accounts.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bharadwaj said that the IP address of the bank accounts operated by the accused persons found allotted to the Arthur Okeke . The accused was continuously changing mobile phones and SIM cards but on June 3, accused he was arrested from Outer Ring Road. He was also arrested recently by Jaipur Police. The accused came to India in 2014. Later, he along with his accomplices started duping people.

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