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Nigerian Arrested In India For N42m Online Fraud

A 42-year-old Nigerian has been arrested in India for alleged online fraud, duping customers on pretext of supplying them herbal oil products

Then man,Ozoeze Charles Okelue, was arrested by officials of Cyber Crimes, Rachakonda Police, Hyderabad on November 3, after an aggrieved buyer, who had placed order for 50 litres of the ‘herbal oil’ and paid ? 77 lakh (N42.6m) approached the police.

According to the India police, Mr. Okelue, who came to India on a student visa, joined another Nigerian, Ifeanyi, who is now at large, to make quick and easy money.#42m online fraud

The two Nigerians acquired SIM cards, bank accounts and also set up ‘fake companies’ to reach customers via social media, to advertise and sell products. They would receive money for the said product but later breach the sale agreement.

The Police said the complainant, a businessman dealing in chemical products supply to pharma companies, was contacted by a product manager of ‘Gridron UK’ by e-mail seeking zydone liquid oil.

They had also suggested buying the product in India from one Tiwari Herbal Traders, Mumbai. The accused later impersonated as owners of Tiwari group and completed the transaction.

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