Nigerian Man Arrested In India For Duping Man Of Over $6000 Through Facebook


A 28-year-old Nigerian man has been arrested in Delhi for allegedly duping a man of over Rs 5 lakh (US$6,908, N2,633,649through social media platform, Facebook.

The accused, Onuorah Donatus Jideoffor was arrested at Mohan Garden on Wednesday, November 11, in a joint action by Goa Crime Branch and Delhi Police.

It was gathered that he duped the victim on the pretext of paying Customs charges for a ‘gift’ he was getting for the victim.

The accused had befriended the victim on Facebook using a fictitious name Steve Jose and promised to send him an expensive gift from abroad.

Thereafter the victim was asked to deposit Rs 5.16 lakhs in fictitious accounts used by fraudsters.

A complaint regarding this was lodged on November 6, following which an investigation was carried out by a Delhi Police Crime Branch team, led by Inspector Filomena Costa and Sub-inspector Nitin Halankar.

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