January 21, 2021 19:46 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Pune: 5 killed in fire at Serum Institute's under-construction facility | India's Covid-19 cases cross 1.06 crore with over 15,000 new infections | Rahul Gandhi to kickstart Congress' election campaign in Tamil Nadu on Jan 23-25 | Manipur: Schools, colleges from Class 9 to re-open on Jan 27 | Sensex hits all-time high, breaches 50,000-mark
Himachal Pradesh: Nigerian couple held for cyber fraud Nigerian Couple
UNSPLASH

Himachal Pradesh: Nigerian couple held for cyber fraud

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 09 Jan 2021, 04:38 pm

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.