Forty two year old Nigerian National, Augustine Peter, has been arrested in Bangalore, India, by the Cyber Crime police on a charge of duping people on the pretext of selling a car. Peter would allegedly collect money from several people as advance amount (419 style) online then cease communication with them.
The accused “Nigeria Prince”, Augustine Peter, had uploaded picture of a car on a free online classified portal stating that it is up for sale.
Many responded to the advertisement and called his mobile number expressing interest. According to the police, Peter asked them to pay advanced amount online. Soon after the money was transferred, Peter switched of the phone and went underground.
Based on a complaint, the police tracked him down and recovered the mobile phone. A detailed probe revealed that one Shivakumar had provided the SIM card to Peter using fake documents.
The police have also arrested his alleged accomplice Shivakumar (35) for abetting in the crimes.