10 Nigerains held in Fake Fund Transfer

Hyderabad, Sept 11 (Maxim News): Cyber Cell of Rachakonda arrests a gang of 10 Nigerians from Delhi in fake fund transfer Case. (08) laptops (26) mobiles phones (01) iPad, (10) internet dongles, (35) SIM Cards and other incriminating material seized.

In a communique Rachakonda Police said that in Nov. 2016, the victim, aged about 36 years, working as a Nurse in a corporate hospital in Secundrabad, received an ‘Add friend’ request on her Facebook profile from the profile of “Agustin William”. She accepted his request in the same month. The person chatting with her on the Facebook messenger introduced himself as his name Augustine Williams, staying at London Derry, Northern Ireland and working as a Pastor.

After chatting with her for 2-3 months, on Face book and assured her that, he want to help her by sending a gift box containing 50,000 US Dollars, I-Phone, Watch and Gold pearls through courier”. On 15.03.2017 she received a call from mobile number 8010227048, said to be from custom officer working at Delhi Airport and told her to deposit, Rs.27,500/- for registration fee”. Since then one after another starting persuading the victim to deposit the money in various bank accounts citing various reasons as customs clearance charges, money laundering certificate, RBI Clearance, Anti-Terrorism Clearance, International monetary fund transfer charges. Likewise they have collected Rs. 9,37,000/-. Since the demand of the fraudsters increasing day by day, she got suspicion and approached Cyber Cell Rachakonda.

Basing on the contents of the complaint, a FIR vide Cr. No. 218/2017 U/s 417, 419, 420, 468, 471, R/w 34 IPC and Section 66 C and 66 D of IT act and taken up investigation.

During the course of investigation basing on the technical/electronic evidence, the hideout of the fraudster has been identified at Mohan Garden Area Navada, South West Delhi, a team lead by Sri. S.V. Harikrishna, Inspector of Police, SIs Vikram Reddy, Anil Kumar and staff under the guidance of Inspector Mohammad Riyazuddin of Cyber Cell, raided the premises and arrested total 10 members all of them are Nigerians. Total 8 Laptops, 26 Mobiles/Ipads, 10 Internet Dongles, 35 SIM Cards used for commission of offence have been seized.
The arrested Persons are:
A1. Willams S/o akpobaroeh, Age: 37 years, N/o Nigeria, delta state,
A2. Isic Prince S/o Okonedo, Age: 37 years N/o Nigeria, Edo state
A3. Chukwuma Christopher, Age: 33years, N/o Nigeria, Delta State.
A4. Eghosa Gobieit, Age: 36yrs,
A5. IjeomaOnyesom , Age: 23years N/o Nigeria, Delta State
A6. Emmanuel Okafor, Age: 25years, N/o Nigeria, Enugu State
A7. ChimaIweriebor, Age: 27 years, N/o Nigeria, Delta State
A8. Tochukwu S/o Onwubiko Christian, Age: 24 years, N/o Nigeria, Enugu State
A9. Chidi JohnsonAnaso Johnson, Age: 30yrs N/o Nigeria, Enugu State
A10. Paul IfechukwuIfanyiIfanyi, Age: 32yrs, N/o Nigeria, Anam state.

From the confessions and analysis of the material seized from them, it is established that, they have cheated several persons from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. Some of the victims were identified from Jammu where the Crime has is already registered and another case of cheating registered at II Town Police Station of Nalgonda town where in that they have collected Rs. 80,00,000/-. Some of the other victims also identified from Kerala and Tamilnadu States. Efforts are being made to reach out the other victims to render justice to them.

The arrested persons will be sent to judicial custody on Monday and their police custody will be obtained for further investigation.
The case is investigated by Inspectors of Police: Mohammad Riyazuddin, S.V.Harikrishna; Assisted by Sub-Inspectors of Police: S. Anil Kumar, M. Vikram Reddy, P. Saidulu, D. Ashish Reddy, under the supervision of guidance of Smt. Dharavath Janaki, I/c DCP (Crimes), Rachakonda.

Tarun Joshi, Jt. Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda and Mahesh M. Bhagwat, Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda appreciated the efforts of Cyber Cell, Rachakonda in detecting the case, the communique added.

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