Nigerian woman arrested for job fraud in Hyderabad

She deposited Rs 6.50 lakh for visa related works// E Venkat Reddy, Inspector

By   |  Published: 3rd Feb 2017  10:08 pmUpdated: 25th Feb 2017  3:37 pm

Hyderabad: The Cyberabad Cyber Crime police on Friday arrested a Nigerian national on charges of cheating a UK job aspirant on the pretext of providing job in an oil and gas service company. According to police, the suspect identified as Chidiebere Vincent (37), a native of Nigeria, has been living in Malviya Nagar, New Delhi.

Based on the complaint filed by the victim who is working with a pharma company here, the suspect had cheated her with a promise of providing a job in KCA Deutag located in Aberdeen, UK and even an offer letter was sent to her. But before realising the offer letter to fake, she had deposited money as sought by the suspect on the pretext of clearning visa related documents and other procedures.

“Initially she deposited Rs 65,000 in the suspect’s account as part of application procedures,” said E Venkat Reddy, Inspector. “For visa related works he asked her to deposit money in the account of a travel agency named Tony More Travels. She deposited nearly Rs 6.50 lakh for the second time for visa related works,” he added.

A special team traced Vincent based on the bank transaction details and caught him at his house in New Delhi. He was brought to the city on a transit warrant on Friday. During the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed to his crime and revealed that he committed six such offences. Five mobile phones, 110 SIM cards, two pen drives, two data cards, one laptop, five debit cards, passport and other documents were seized from him.