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Regional News of Sunday, 7 May 2023


Nigerian national arrested for allegedly duping Indian woman of N1.4m after befriending her on Facebook

Delhi Police arrest Nigerian over scam Delhi Police arrest Nigerian over scam

A 26-year-old Nigerian national was arrested in Delhi on Saturday, May 6, for allegedly duping a woman of over N1.4m after befriending her on Facebook, Kerala police said.

The Cyber wing of the Kerala police said the accused, using a fake name, befriended the woman in early 2021 and on August 15 of the same year, told her that a gift worth ₹30 crore has been sent to her as their Independence Day gift.

Later, the woman received a call claiming to be from a diplomatic officer from Mumbai Customs and asked her to deposit ₹22,000 to a bank account as Customs Duty.

Police said the woman was threatened to deposit more money in the following days and in July 2022, she approached the police with a complaint.

The cyber cell traced the accused to Delhi and arrested him.