Hyderabad, Apr 12 (PTI): A Nigerian was arrested for
allegedly duping two people here to the tune of Rs 4.9 lakh
under the guise of sending giftsafter making friends with
them in the social media, police said on Monday.
The accused, who came to India on a business visa in
2010 and was running a cloth business in Delhi, was arrested
there on April 9. He was brought to Hyderabad on transit
warrant, Rachakonda Commissioner of PoliceMaheshM Bhagwat
The foreigner was held in connection with two cases
registered during August 2020 wherein, he, after making
friends with two people in the social media, told them that
he was sending them giftslike a high-end phone, laptop among
others through courier, the police said.
After impersonating as official from the Customs
Department, he contacted the two and told them to pay for
various charges to claim thegifts, they said.
Believing this, the two deposited Rs 1,62,000 and Rs
3,29,700 respectively into the bank accounts furnished to
them by the Nigerian and got cheated, they added. PTI VVK
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