Bhubaneswar: A Nigerian national has been arrested by Crime Branch of Odisha police for his alleged connection with a cyber fraud today.
The accused has been identified as Chizorom Orajaka (35) and currently staying at Apartment of Rahul Sharma, Bengali Colony, Mahavir Enclave, New Delhi.
The police also seized 16 debit cards, 12 mobile phones, 22 bank pass books, 10 bank cheques, 20 sim cards and one laptop.
According to the reports, a woman was filed a written complaint against Chizorom. The victim has been duped Rs 28.67 lakh by an Instagram user, who contacted the victim in the social media platform, pretending to be a Gynecologist from Netherlands. The victim lady followed him back in Instagram and chatted with in Instagram Messenger.
Subsequently, she shared her WhatsApp number with him and continued chatting. A friendship developedbetween both of them and after 5 days accused intimated her that he was coming to India to meet her. On the very 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.
In order to get her friend freed, the victim deposited money in a phase wise manner in different accounts. When their demand increased day by day, the victim understood that she had been cheated by the fraudster and reported the matter to the CID CB Cyber Crime Police Station, where a FIR was lodged on November 16.
The Crime Branch launched an investigation into the matter and it came to light that most of the accounts belonged to persons from North East India and were being operated from different places in New Delhi. Basing upon this information, a team of CID CB led by Inspector Anila Anand proceeded to Delhi and arrested the accused person from Dwarka area.
The accused has been using bank accounts of many people after alluring them with promise of cash.