In India, the Crime Branch of Odisha Police has arrested a Nigerian national for allegedly duping a woman of Rs 28.
67 lakh through cyber fraud.
The suspect named Patrick Chizorom Orajaka, 35,was arrested by a team of CID CB from an apartment in Dwarka area of New Delhi and brought on transit remand to Odisha on Thursday, December 15, 2022.
The crime branch had registered a case following a complaint by a woman from Cuttack, Odisha, a crime branch release said.
According to the official, the woman came in contact with the accused through Instagram. Pretending to be a Gynecologist from the Netherlands, the Nigerian national started chatting with the woman on Instagram messenger.
Subsequently, she shared her WhatsApp number with him and continued chatting. A friendship developed between both and after 5 days, the accused intimated her that he was visiting India to meet her.
The next day, the complainant received a call and the caller introduced herself to be a Customs Officer from New Delhi Airport and informed that one relative who came to India to meet her was carrying 90,000 EURO with him, which was against the rule and he has been detained.
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