HYDERABAD: Two persons, which includes a Nigerian national, were arrested by cybercrime sleuths of Rachakonda police for allegedly conning many persons in the pretext of providing jobs, matrimonial alliances and others.
The accused, Fidelis Obinna, a Nigerian national and his accomplice Anil Kumar Pandey were arrested from Delhi and police seized 4 mobile phones, 13 cheque books of different bank accounts, 65 debit or ATM cards, 19 swiping machines, Republic of Nigeria passport, Rs 30,000 cash from them besides freezing Rs 6.27 lakh cash in bank accounts.
Obinna first came to India on a visiting visa. Later, from his Nigerian friends in India, he learnt conning people by befriending victims through social media. Obinna befriended Anil Kumar to use latter’s banking accounts to withdraw the ill-gotten money earned by cheating victims.
The accused, to deceive the victims, used to create fake social media accounts using photographs of Europeans. He duped several victims by assuring them to provide jobs or cheat the victims by promising to marry after collecting money, offering gifts and others.
The accused was arrested based on the bank account and phone number details. The accused used to destroy the phone and SIM cards used by them during the commission of an offence.