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Fraudsters in a group, including one from Nigeria, are detained


On Wednesday, the Crime Branch busted a gang that used to defraud people under the pretence of getting jobs abroad with the arrest of four individuals, among them a Nigerian citizen.

The CDR and WhatsApp chats of the mobile number of the detained Nigerian national provided the Crime Branch with additional information about a sizable Nigerian gang network operating in Delhi.

A job in a US-based mobile oil company was offered to Deep Mandal, the production engineer son of Jajmau resident Dinabandhu Mandal.

Fraudsters in a group, including one from Nigeria
Fraudsters in a group, including one from Nigeria

Based on the attractive package, Deep had consented and applied for the position. Later, the fraudulent business called Deep on the phone under the alias Lulu L Johnson and forced him to deposit Rs 12,850 in the ICICI Bank account of Gaurav Upreti under the pretence of providing a visa.

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Later, under various pretences, the company stole an additional Rs 5 lakh from Deep.

Deep filed a FIR at the Jajmau police station after realising that he was being conned because money was always being demanded.

According to DCP Crime Salman Taj Patil, it was discovered during the investigation that Rs 5 lakh had been transferred to several accounts in Etawah and Haryana.

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“Etawah residents Ashwani, Aman, and Ballabgarh, Haryana’s Shaan Khan, were traced when the accounts were found,” he said. Officials reported that a crime branch team detained all three on Wednesday at the Jhakarkati bus terminal.

It was revealed that Moses, a Nigerian national, was also involved in fraud. Later, the Crime branch detained him. Moses was in contact with a sizable Nigerian gang that defrauded many people in Delhi, according to DCP Crime.

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