Hyderabad: A 38-year-old Nigerian national, who was on the most wanted list of absconding criminals for his connection in a job scam, was arrested by the Rachakonda Cyber Crime Police in Hyderabad on Friday.
Officials seized two laptops, 19 mobiles phones, two passports, a car and other incriminating materials from his possession.
The man has been identified as Kalu Kalu Chukwu, 38, a resident of Bengaluru and a native of Abia, Nigeria. He was luring aspiring job seekers via OLX and other portals under the pretext of sending them abroad, police said.
The arrest was made following a complaint from Balakumar, a resident of Maheshwaram, wherein he stated that he uploaded his resume in various job portal websites and responded to emails and calls and an appointment letter was sent to him.
“Following the letter, he was asked to pay for visa processing fee. Mr Balakumar transferred Rs 30,60,097 in different bank accounts on different occasions. Based on the complaint, a case was registered and an investigation was taken up,” said S.Harinath, ACP, Cyber Crime, Rachakonda.
“He is a graduate and came to India in 2012 on a business visa for three months, and has been staying illegally ever since at Bengaluru. Most Nigerians staying in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and other Metropolitan cities have come for studying.
Some of them cheat innocent Indians particularly committing Cyber Crimes. The accused and other Nigerian nationals, identified as Isaac Emmabro, Stanley, Aba Yomi, Yemi, Joseph, Ekene Agu Pa Egbe, Mike, Dobera, Daniel Chidiebere Chukwuanu conspired and decided to cheat innocent people by making phishing calls and posting advertisements online.
OLX website, Job frauds, Matrimonial frauds and other online cheatings. For that they used to make friendship with local people and used to collect their bank accounts details including Passbooks and Debit cards by paying Rs 20,000 to 30,000 for each account. Whenever the victims depositing the amounts in those accounts, the same is immediately withdrawn from different parts of the India and is shared among the gang and transferring it to Nigeria and spending here lavishly” said the official.
They create forged fake offer letters, appointment letters, foreign embassy letters and send them to through their fake email IDs, whatsapp messenger. Further, they indulge in Matrimonial, gifts, OLX and other frauds. “In these they used to call the victims even by changing voice by voice modulation software and duping the people. For these frauds they collect the amount from victims in the name of customs charges, RBI fee, gift conversion fee, Airport entry fee, Anti-terrorist tax, courier charges” concluded the ACP, adding that the accused is being sent to judicial custody and the efforts are continued to trace the remaining fugitives....