Nigerian Man Arrested In India Over N2.6m Facebook Scam

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Police in Delhi, India have arrested a Nigerian Onuorah Jideoffor for allegedly duping a man of over Rs 5 lakh (N2.6million) through Facebook. The 28-year-old was arrested at Mohan Garden on Wednesday in a joint action by Goa Crime Branch and Delhi Police. It was gathered that he allegedly duped the victim on the pretext of paying customs charges for a “gift” he was getting for the victim.

The accused had befriended the victim on Facebook using a fictitious name Steve Jose and promised to send him an expensive gift from abroad. Thereafter, the victim was asked to deposit Rs 5.16 lakhs in fictitious accounts used by fraudsters.

A complaint regarding this was lodged on November 6 following which an investigation was carried out.

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