A joint team of Delhi and Goa Police at the weekend arrested two Nigerian men Chukwuma Collins, 35, and Nicodemus Obinn, 27 for Fraud in India.
The duo who have been in India for five years disclosed during their confession that they have duped many using different schemes.
They get their victim by lying to them about the impoverish conditions of their family member after the victim sends them money they cut any contact with them.
The police said that apart from being involved in several frauds, a First Information Report, FIR was reportedly registered against them in Goa cyber crime cell.
A joint commissioner, crime, Ravindra Yadav, said one of their victims, Bridget Fernandes Rai, made a complaint to Goa Police, claiming to have been cheated of around Rs 8 lakh by the duo.
“The victim said she had befriended Collins on Facebook and after a few days of chatting, he started calling her. Collins started referring to her as his sister and asked for Rs 8 lakh to transfer some money and jewellery through a courier to his relatives.
“He claimed that the courier was stuck in legal processes at the customs department in Goa and he needed to get it delivered quickly as his wife had expired.
“Rai agreed to transfer the money to his account. As soon as the money was transferred, Collins disappeared. After some time, Rai received a call from the custom department, which raised questions regarding the parcel she had sent, and realised that she was duped.
“A team from Goa Police approached them in Delhi with technical surveillance. A joint team was formed to track the accused. The duo was arrested from Mahavir Enclave in south Delhi,”