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Nigerian arrested for duping man of Rs 60 lakh in the name of investment

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February 1, 2018, 11:26 am


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Jaipur: A Nigerian national, living illegally in Delhi, was arrested by the cyber crime police in Jaipur for duping a Jaipur-based senior citizen of Rs 60 lakh on the pretext of investment in a herbal seed business. The accused, identified as Glady Johnson alias Christian Sunday Okaro is part of an international nexus of cons involved in committing similar frauds in many states, according to the police.

Narayan Das, the 68-year old victim, registered a complaint with the cyber crime police station on December 4. He mentioned in the complaint that Johnson befriended him on Facebook. According to the superintendent of police Sharat Kaviraj, the Nigerian national introduced himself as a purchase manager of a pharma company and told Das that his company was interested in purchasing herbal seeds and investing in India Johnson provided Das the mobile number of a woman, Priya Chand, and asked him to contact her for further details.

The accused convinced the victim to deposit Rs 60 lakh in an account number. After Das realized that he was duped, he approached the cyber crime police. The officials investigated the matter and traced the account number of the accused to a bank in Delhi. A police team was sent to Delhi, and the accused, whose real name was Christian Sunday Okaro, was arrested in Nebsarai Madangir area. This man had come to India on a health visa which had expired.

First published: December 11, 2017