4 Nigerians nabbed for defrauding Indian student of N10.1m

Police in India have arrested four Nigerians who defrauded an Indian student of over N10million in an internet scam.

Four Nigerians and an unnamed woman have been arrested by the police in India for defrauding a student, Mohd Wasiuddin, of about N10 million in an internet scam.

The suspects, Peter Austin, 29, Uzaonicha Daniel Iwenwanne, 26, Eboh Felix, 26, and Steffi Ebohon, 24, were arrested on Saturday January 3rd by the Hyderabad police.

Student Pulse gathered that gang had contacted Wasiuddin online with the news that he had won some money.

Police say the victim was asked to pay some money for registration, processing fees, custom clearance and other expenses.

Before Wasiuddin could realise he was being defrauded, he had paid in the sum Rs. 35 lakh (3,500,000.00 INR), approximately N10,148,075.00 according to current exchange rates.

“Believing the gang members, Wasiuddin deposited about Rs. 35 lakh in different bank accounts operated from Gujarat, Rajasthan and Mumbai, only to realize later that it was fraud,” a police source named in several reports said.

Luck ran out on the fraudsters after policemen posed as victims and traced them to their base using phone call records and email conversations.

Money, a car and mobile phones were reserved from the gang.

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