Video: India Police Parade The 10 Nigerians Nabbed In Fake Transaction Racket Bust

by Kim Boateng Posted on September 13th, 2017

Hyderabad, India. Sept 13th: The Cyber Cell of Rachkonda Police has paraded the 10 Nigerian nationals arrested on Monday from New Delhi on charges of fake fund transfer. The fake transaction racket gang, between the age group of 23-37 cheated several persons from different parts of India in the past. Police officers also recovered eight laptops, twenty-six mobile phones, one iPad, and thirty five sim cards from the fraudsters.

According to the police, a 36-year-old victim, who works as a Nurse in a corporate hospital in Secunderabad, accepted a friend request from one Agustin William, who introduced himself as a Pastor working in Northern Ireland.

After chatting for three months, the accused promised to send the victim gifts worth $50,000 along with I-phone, wrist watch and a gold set with pearls.

On March 15, the victim received a call from a man claiming to be a custom official working at Delhi Airport. He asked the victim to deposit Rs 27,500 as registration fee to claim the courier and then continued to persuade her to spend money citing various other

After the victim paid Rs 9,37,000, she grew suspicious and approached the Cyber Cell, which registered a complaint and began investigations. Based on the contents of the complaint, a case was registered under sections 417, 419, 420, 468, 471, R/w 34 IPC and Section 66 C and 66 D of IT Act.

A team led by Inspector S V Harikrishna, SIs Vikram Reddy, Anil Kumar under the guidance of Inspector Mohammad Riyazuddin of Cyber Cell, raided the hide out of the accused and seized 8 laptops, 26 mobiles/ I-pads, 10 internet dongles, 35 SIM cards used for commission of offence.


Photo: India Police Parade The 10 Nigerians Nabbed In Fake Transaction Racket Bust

The names of the 10 suspects were also disclosed as;
A1. Willams S/o akpobaroeh, Age: 37 years
A2. Isic Prince S/o Okonedo, Age: 37 years
A3. Chukwuma Christopher, Age: 33years
A4. Eghosa Gobieit, Age: 36yrs
A5. IjeomaOnyesom , Age: 23years
A6. Emmanuel Okafor, Age: 25years
A7. ChimaIweriebor, Age: 27 years
A8. Tochukwu S/o Onwubiko Christian, Age: 24 years
A9. Chidi JohnsonAnaso Johnson, Age: 30yrs
A10. Paul IfechukwuIfanyiIfanyi, Age: 32yrs

Video: India Police Bust Fake Transaction Racket. 10 Nigerians Arrested

Hyderabad, India. Sept 11th:​ ​The ​Rachakonda Cyber Cell police on Monday arrested a gang involving 10 Nigerian nationals and seized fake passports, laptops​ and mobile phones ​from them. According to ​the ​police, the ​gang had allegedly cheated a 36-year-old woman on the pretext of donating funds.

“The gang cheated the victim by promising to ​give her a donation of 50,000 USD. Believing them, she deposited Rs 9 lakh into their accounts​, which they told her was on account of various charges like ​customs clearance, anti-terrorism clearance and ​so on”, police said.

The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) also announced the bust of the gang allegedly involved in preparing fake Aadhaar cards. Ten people have been arrested.

The fingerprints and retina scans on the fake Aadhaar cards were of the members of the gang. They resorted to this method to complete the biometric parameters, he said.


Photo: India Police Bust Fake Transaction Racket. 10 Nigerians Arrested

During the raid, the STF seized papers with fake fingerprints, and finger and retina scanners. The STF swung into action after the UIDAI deputy director lodged a police complaint in Lucknow, the official said.

The gang used to hack biometric security settings of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) through cloned fingerprints and tamper application client source for preparing the fake Aadhaar cards, he said.

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Kim Boateng

Kim Boateng

With a Degree in Environmental Sciences, Kim the self professed jack of all trades and master of some simply "goes there" and brings a level of attention and detail to Nigeria Circle's quest for excellence in investigative journalism that sets her apart. Before journalism she worked in Safety, Quality Assurance and Control in several industries.
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