17th August, 2021
Ernst Michael Ohenhen, a Nigerian staying illegally in Delhi has been arrested for duping an Indian of $14,500, the equivalent of Rs 60 lakhs.
The duped Indian is resident in Dehradun in the state of Uttarakhand, about 280km from Delhi, where Ohenhen lives..
Ohenhen allegedly executed the swindle on the pretext of investing the money in cryptocurrency worth Rs 2 crores.
According to Indian news agency, ANI, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) STF Ajay Singh, said the Nigerian fraudulently took Rs 60 lakhs from the complainant.
In a joint operation, Uttarakhand STF and cyber police arrested Ohenhen in a case of cyber fraud.
The police recovered eight cellphones, two laptops, and other gadgets from him.
Ohenhen is also accused in another cyber fraud in Devprayag in Uttarakhand.
Indian police are reportedly worried about many incidents of cyber fraud involving Nigerians.
Nigerians are also involved in other illegal activities across different parts of the country.
On 6 August, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested another Nigerian in a case of drug peddling in Mumbai, ANI reported.