A 32-year-old Nigerian man in primarily based in India recognized as Okeleve Frankline Chibundom has been arrested by the Police for allegedly defrauding an Indian man of the sum of N22.9 million (Rs 44.25 lakh)
It’s alleged that Okeleve Frankline Chibundomby duped the person by posing as an government of a Tokyo-based pharmaceutical firm selling natural seeds, police mentioned on Sunday.
Chibundom was staying in south Delhi”s Mehrauli space.
He alongside along with his live-in associate duped a number of individuals after approaching them on social media, they mentioned.
Chibundom’s actions got here to police”s discover after a resident of southeast Delhi”s Sarita Vihar made a criticism in opposition to the accused in February this yr.
In keeping with the complainant, on November 29 final yr, one Takeshi Mochida, posing as an government of a Tokyo-based pharmaceutical agency, contacted him via LinkedIn concerning provide of 10,000 packets of a natural seed for medical functions.
He additionally beneficial a provider primarily based in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal.
When the complainant contacted the mentioned provider, Arti Mukharjee, she advised him that the product price Rs 2,10,000 per packet and so they fastened the deal on fee foundation, the police mentioned.
The complainant made funds to the tune of Rs 44,25,000 to the accused in several financial institution accounts however the seeds have been by no means delivered to him. The accused additionally didn’t return his cash, they mentioned.
Chibundom was recognized and later arrested via technical surveillance and by tracing checking account transactions, they added.
Throughout interrogation, the accused disclosed that he used to ship bulk emails to individuals via LinkedIn and Fb, promising them good alternatives within the enterprise of natural and uncommon seeds, mentioned Further Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) Kumar Gyanesh.
He created fake web sites of huge pharmaceutical corporations and in addition concerned his live-in associate within the plan, the officer mentioned.
His associate used pretend names and spoke to the targets in Hindi to lure them into buying the seeds. After their job was finished, they blocked their contacts, he added.
Three cellphones, 5 ATM playing cards, one laptop computer and one onerous disk used within the fee of crime have been recovered, the police mentioned.