Nigerian man, Indian wife nabbed for fraud

Nigerian man, Indian wife nabbed for fraud
Emmanuel Nnamani, a Nigerian man, and Suchim Tikhir, his Indian wife, were detained in Delhi, India, on suspicion of defrauding a government worker of Rs 30 lakh, or around N15.8 million.

The duo was apprehended on Saturday by the Cyber Crime and Economic Offence Police in Delhi's Maidangari neighbourhood.

Earlier this month, a Nigerian man named Samson Emeke Alika was apprehended in connection with the crime, according to a story from the Times of India.

The complainant said that after connecting with a woman on Facebook who claimed to be from the United Kingdom, they started corresponding on WhatsApp.

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The woman then informed the complainant of having sent a gift of huge value containing gold biscuits, a Rolex watch and an I-phone.

Not quite long, the complainant who fell victim received a call over the phone, as the caller identifying himself as a Customs Officer said that a gift of high value in his name has arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) from London, demanding he had to pay Customs charges to receive the gift.

The complainant kept depositing money in Rs 2 lakh, Rs 3 lakh, and Rs 4 lakh at different instances to the tune of around Rs 30 lakh which is N15.8 million.

According to the report, the complainant made a complaint at Balasore Cyber Police Station when he realised he had been duped.

After probing into the matter, Balasore Cyber Police Station arrested Alika from New Delhi earlier this month. It stated that his passport had expired in 2018 and another passport in his possession appeared to have been forged.

Additional Superintendent of Police, Amresh Kumar Panigrahi said the police have seized two laptops, one Hyundai i20 car, one Dangal, two invalid passports, one SBI passbook, two gold chains and seven mobile phones from the couple.

The three suspects worked as a team to defraud the victim from the Balasore district. Panigrahi said an investigation still continues to arrest other people that are involved in the matter.
Chima Ugo is a patriotic Nigerian, a journalist, blogger and singer who is so much interested in the internet, journalism, and blogging and have been for half a decade.