New Delhi, Jul 17 (PTI) Police have arrested
two Nigerian nationals and one of their Indian
accomplice for duping several people through
fake “lottery”, and recovered Rs 4 lakh cash
Efforts are on to arrest two more members of
the gang, including another Nigerian, who
have cheated people by telling them that they
have won lotteries, Deputy Commissioner of
Police (North) Jatin Narwal said.
Rs 4 lakh cash, 26 ATM cards, 25 PAN cards,
32 cheque books of different banks, five SIM
cards and three mobile phones were recovered from the accused, he said.
The Nigerians – Nnaemaka Agbo (35), Kingsley (32) were arrested on July 15 and their accomplice identified as Waris Khan (22) was arrested on July 14 after a case was lodged at the Sadar Bazar police station on the complaint of Bhupender Singh, he added.
The complainant had alleged that he received
an SMS on June 26 that he had won USD 5
lakh in a lottery after which he deposited Rs
95,000, demanded as various charges, in
different bank accounts in the first week of
July, the DCP said.
Singh said he developed suspicion when he
was asked to deposit Rs 2,86,000 more
following which he approached the police,
A police team was formed and the accused
were tracked through surveillance and phone
number tracking. Waris was arrested from Jamia Nagar and his interrogation led to the arrest of Agbo and Kingsley who lived in Khanpur, he said.
Waris is a native of Bareilly and had allegedly
opened several accounts in the names of
persons of his village.
The accused duped people by asking them to
deposit money in bank account numbers
provided by them to get the lottery amount
purportedly won by them, Narwal said.