Around four people were nabbed on Wednesday, including a Nigerian individual, for allegedly cheating a woman of more than INR 6 crore. Police have identified the accused as Nigerian national Kosorachi Amadi (41), and Indians Meya Imchen (32), Hematoli Sumi (29) and Baben Rai (29).
Police added that a woman filed a complaint, making an allegation that one Eric Elliot befriended her through social media in 2016 and offered her a 50 per cent business partnership in India.
He allegedly cheated her of INR 6.5 crore between 2016 and 2022 by claiming to send a parcel with expensive articles following seeking money for customs clearance, police added.
During the probe, police mentioned mobile service details and bank account information has revealed that the blamed were operating from South Delhi, with the IEMI number traced to Safdargunj Enclave, Delhi.
As per police, Hematoli was captured as her number was linked with bank accounts used in fraud. Baben Rai and Imachen were also arrested on her instance, and Amadi was also rounded up later.
Meanwhile, police added that Amadi, along with associates in Nigeria, would create fake profiles of the United Kingdom residents and befriend Indian women on social media, cheating them by demanding money for customs clearance in exchange for expensive gifts. He also revealed the names of the other Nigerians who were involved in it, as well as Indian associates who arranged bank accounts, which were used for taking the cheated money, police stated.
A case was registered under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 419 (cheating by personation) along with 420 (cheating/dishonestly inducing delivery of property) & provisions of the IT Act.