Two Nigerians held for fraud

The prime suspect used to collect data of candidates interested in going to Canada on work permit visa and contacted them through emails.

By Author  |  Published: 28th Feb 2017  11:08 pm

Hyderabad: The Cyberabad police on Tuesday arrested two Nigerian nationals on charges of cheating people on the pretext of providing visas and seized documents pertaining to a flat, bank passbooks, credit and debit cards and Rs 3,000 from them.

Police identified the suspects as Kehinde Oluwalosin alias Lee (23) and Oyelade Oyejide Lawrence (26), both natives of Ilorin of Kwara State in Nigeria.

The prime suspect, Oluwalosin, used to collect data of candidates interested in going to Canada on work permit visa and contacted them through emails. He also established a fake construction firm named Bexson Construction Limited and sent emails from different email ids to the victims, who believed the emails and shared their personal details, including bank account numbers and credit and debit card details.

“He manipulated the victims by changing his voice as a female person. During the conversation, he used to take the credit and debit card details and use the same for his personal purposes,” said E Venkat Reddy, Inspector, Cyber Crime.

Lawrence played the role of withdrawing money deposited by the victims in their accounts.

“They collected huge money, which was deposited in the bank accounts, in the form of processing the visa application,” he added.

The police are on the lookout for another suspect, Etommy Martins Oseahome, who provided his bank account for fraudulent transactions, but who is absconding now.