Hyderabad: Lodged in a cell in the Central Crime Station (CCS) are two unwanted guests the police can’t wait to get rid of. They demand that they be served noodles and Chicken 65 for lunch and dinner and if they are offered rice instead, they refuse, and insist on noodles and Chicken 65. They spend their time lazing about in the cell, which usually harbours hardened criminals and terrorists. The men in khaki may resent this couple, but there is nothing they can do about it.
The unwanted guests are Nigerian couple Omotayo Julius Adeyemi and Happiness Nma Ayogbe, who were convicted in a hacking case and served jail time in Chanchalguda Central Prison for around 18 months. Their jail term ended on August 4 and since their visas had expired, they became illegal immigrants.
The court ordered their deportation, but until the required papers are processed by the Foreigner Regional Registration Offices (FRRO), they are unwanted guests in the CCS’s lock-up, as the CCS is the authorised centre for detention of illegal migrants. The FRRO appears to be taking its own sweet time doing the paper work.
Not only are the couple demanding off-the-menu food, they are also depleting the pockets of the police personnel.
“The state police are bearing the cost of food for these hackers. The provision is `150-200 per day for each person for three meals. But since the detainees have been demanding noodles and Chicken 65 every day, the amount is not sufficient and the police personnel are bearing the cost of the food and are required to provide the bills to avail the remuneration from the concerned authorities,” said a police official.
The offence of the Nigerian couple is that they hacked mails of representatives of SP Software Pvt Ltd which provides DVDs and peripherals to Shweta Computers. They eavesdropped on the conversation between the two parties, intercepted the financial transaction that Shweta Computers made of `1.85 lakh and diverted it to their own account.
The bank account was in the name of Abdul Rasheed Ademola Aminob. “We have investigated the case and found that Abdul Rasheed Ademola Aminob was a middle man hired by the hackers on commission basis. They had linked their mobile phone to the bank account. Taking clues from him, with the mobile phone signals, we tracked the hackers and nabbed them at Raidurgam,” added the investigating officer. The two are also reportedly involved in creating a fake website of Apollo pharmacy and another hacking case. The cyber crime police are hoping that the documents will be ready in the next one week so that they can bid adieu to their troublesome and expensive guests.