Nigerian held for duping people on pretext of business deals

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Nigerian held for duping people on pretext of business deals

Saturday, 18 July 2020 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Delhi Police has arrested a 37-year-old Nigerian for allegedly duping people on the pretext of making them business partners in National Capital.

The accused, identified as Chidubem Gabril Okafor, from Nigeria. Police said that he had duped four to five people during the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

According to Atul Kumar Thakur, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), South district, Okafor used to pose as a trader and asked people to send him herbal seeds, oils, etc. from India.

“The accused told them that they will be treated as partners and will get profit share for each sale. Okafor, his girlfriend Monica and their accomplice used to ask these people to deposit money in their bank accounts for ED clearance and excise duty,” said the DCP.

“These bank accounts were opened on the basis of fake names and addresses. Acting on the specific inputs, police arrested Okafor in south Delhi on Wednesday evening and recovered Rs 1,90,000, two ATM cards and four mobile phones from his possession,” said the DCP.

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