Himachal Pradesh: Nigerian couple held for cyber fraud
Shimla/UNI: Himachal Pradesh police have arrested a Nigerian couple from Delhi for cyber fraud, the police said on Saturday.
Additional SP, Cyber crime Nervir Rathore said the duo Nwachukwu alias Prince and his Manipuri wife Thanmhring were booked under FIR (5/21) at police station Kihar and 16 sim cards, 9 mobile sets, 6 bank passbooks and other incriminating documents were recovered from them.
"Following the international protocol the Ministry of External Affairs and Nigerian High Commission have been informed", he said.
The accused was charged by the cyber unit for alluring a resident of Chamba district by befriending him through a fake Facebook ID depicting that he is from London. The accused told the victim that he has sent an iPhone and 30,000 pounds. Subsequently, victim also had a call that the parcel meant to him was intercepted by customs at Delhi airport and to release it, he has to deposit money. Victim kept on depositing money amounting to Rs 13 lakhs.
The accused is being interrogated and will be produced in the court soon.