A Nigerian man identified as Romanus Chibochi has been arrested for allegedly posing as the Director-General of Police (DGP), Anil Kant, to defraud a school teacher of Rs 14 lakh (N7.5m) in New Delhi, India.
Nigerian Man Arrested In India
It was gathered that the complainant, Anitha, who is a resident of Kundara in Kollam, had received a message that she has won an online lottery and Rs 14 lakh has to be paid as tax, failing which a case will be booked against her name.
After she ignored the message, she received a WhatsApp message with a photo and details of the state police chief, saying that he (the DGP) was in Delhi and the money had to be transferred to the account number specified before he returns to the state.
Following this, she inquired with the office of the state police chief from where she was informed that the police chief was indeed in New Delhi.
Finding that the information received regarding SPC’s location from the state police headquarters matched with what she received in the WhatsApp message and believing that the message was legitimate, she immediately remitted the money to the account number specified in the WhatsApp message.
After realizing that she has been duped, she filed a complaint with the police leading to the arrest of Romanus Chibochi on Tuesday.
The suspect, who was produced in Dwarka court on Tuesday, will be brought to the state on Wednesday.
Police said that the mobile phones of the Nigerian national that was used for the fraud have also been seized.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a 44-year-old Nigerian man, Gunde Ijiko Ozeno was arrested by the police in India with 250g of Mephedrone worth Rs 25 lakh (N1billion).