Nigerian held for fraud

July 30th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) A 25-year-old Nigerian has been arrested here on charges of duping an Indian, police said Saturday.

Nnadi Chjibuzor Nicholas was arrested Friday near the Select City Walk Mall in south Delhi.

According to police, Vishwajeet Biswas, 20, of Govindpuri, received a message from an international mobile number saying he had won a prize of Rs.5.6 crore. He was directed to contact the sender.

“After e-mailing proof of his identification, the victim was informed that a representative would come to India July 11 to hand over the amount,” a police officer said.

Directed by Nicholas, Biswas July 11 deposited Rs.19,500 in an HDFC bank account.

“A few hours later, Nicholas asked Biswas to deposit another Rs.35,000 for obtaining a supposedly anti-terrorist and drug clearance certificate. Biswas did that,” the officer said.

It was a third demand for Rs.190,000 that made Biswas suspicious, and he alerted the police.

Nicholas Friday again contacted his victim to remind him about the money. Biswas asked him to come to the Mall where the Nigerian was arrested.

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