35-Year-Old Nigerian Arrested In India For Duping Woman Of 15.6m Naira

The Crime Branch of Odisha Police has arrested a Nigerian national from New Delhi in connection with a cyber fraud case.

The accused, identified as Patrick Chizorom Orajaka (35), was holding a Nigerian passport and staying at an apartment in Bengal Colony of Mahavir Enclave in New Delhi. An Odisha CB team arrested him from Dwarka in Delhi on Tuesday for duping a woman of Cuttack of Rs 29 lakh. Later, he was produced in a court and brought on transit remand to Odisha, sources said.

The Cyber PS has registered the case as per a complaint lodged by the Cuttack woman that she was cheated by an Instagram user who contacted her by identifying himself as a gynaecologist from the Netherlands.

The victim followed him back in Instagram and chatted with him in Instagram messenger. Subsequently, she shared her WhatsApp number with him and a friendship developed between them.

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Five days later, the accused intimated the victim that he was coming to India to meet her. The very next day, the complainant received a call and the caller introduced herself to be a New Delhi airport Customs officer and informed the victim that one of her relatives who came to meet her was carrying 90,000 EURO with him, which was against the rule and he has been detained.

In order to get her friend freed, the victim deposited money in several phases in different accounts. Later, ascertaining that she was cheated, she reported the matter to the CID CB Cyber Crime police station, where an FIR was lodged on November 16, 2022.

Crime Branch officials have seized several incriminating articles including 16 debit cards, 12 mobile phones, 22 bank passbooks, 10 bank cheque books, 20 SIMs and a laptop from the accused.

Source: Dailypioneer.com

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