Hyderabad: The Rachakonda Cybercrime police on Monday arrested a Nigerian on charges of cheating people online on the pretext of providing jobs abroad. Officials have frozen cash of Rs 7.1 lakh in various banks apart from seizing smart phones, SIM cards and other material.
The arrested person was identified as Daniel Obiano (30), a resident of Bengaluru, who came to India on a student visa. He came into contact with other Nigerians in Bengaluru, from whom he learnt about cyber frauds. He began cheating Indian citizens on social media platforms posing as a European, police said.
“For this, Daniel along with his associates, created fake profiles on Facebook and sent friend requests to youngsters. They procured ATM cards of random people with the help of some agents by paying commissions. Similarly, they also bought SIM cards from shops without submitting any documents,” said Mahesh Bhagwat, Police Commissioner, Rachakonda.
Recently, they cheated a man from Kushaiguda in similar way to the tune of Rs 51.3 lakh. Following a complaint, the Cybercrime police booked a case and with the help of technical evidence nabbed him from Bengaluru. Efforts are on to arrest his associates.
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