On Wednesday, the VP Aspect street police arrested a 48-twelve months-dilapidated Nigerian nationwide from New Delhi for allegedly duping a diamond broker from south Mumbai of Rs 1.16 crore, IndiaExpress reports.
The police acknowledged the accused, Akeredolu Joseph Olajide, is fragment of the easier group that creates spurious accounts on social media, approaches of us thru these accounts and then dupes them below the pretext of sending items.
The group approached the diamond broker, a resident of Girgaon who has an workplace at Bharat Diamond Bourse in BKC, on Instagram on October 10, closing twelve months.
The profile became created below the title of a woman, Alex Zendra, acknowledged police. They added that the accused claimed to be a captain at a ship in the UK.
“We began chatting on WhatsApp and after about a days, Zendra told me that she loves me and wanted to marry me. She aspired to inaugurate a exchange with me in Mumbai. On October 17, she sent me a video wherein she showed branded shoes, gold chains, watches and US greenbacks and acknowledged that she is sending them for me,” the broker acknowledged in his assertion to the police.
While he became ready for the parcel, the broker got a name from a woman posing as a customs educated. She told him that a parcel had been seized on the airport and the broker has to pay cash to get it launched. He ended up transferring Rs 1.16 crore to a pair of checking tale numbers.
Amid this, the broker also visited New Delhi, the set he met a person – who also posed as a customs educated – who showed him the US greenbacks seized from the parcel.
Later, sensing one thing amiss, the broker approached the VP Aspect street police map, the set cheating below the Indian Penal Code and the Data Expertise Act became registered.
For the length of the probe, the police chanced on out that the accused depends in Delhi. A team comprising Sub-Inspectors Dhavesh Patil and Siddhesh Joshte and constables Prabhakar Aher, Sachin Sarwade and Kumar Pathrut, became dispatched.
“It became hard to stamp the accused, as all the phone numbers from which they had contacted the broker own been switched off. We may no longer get their accurate situation,” acknowledged the officer.
But as the callers had old the Web to get involved with the complainant, the police got the Web Protocol Address and traced the broadband service provider in New Delhi.
“We then managed to get the title and picture of a suspect, which became sent to the complainant. After he identified the suspect as the one he had met in New Delhi, Olajide became arrested from Tilak Nagar,” the officer acknowledged.
He became dropped at Mumbai on Wednesday and arrested. He became produced in court, which has remanded him in police custody. The police own seized a couple of cell telephones and spurious US greenbacks from him.