Noida News: The Cyber Police of Noida has arrested an African national on the charge of cheating today. It is alleged that on social media, he used to cheat women by calling himself foreigner and NRI. Uttar Pradesh Cyber Crime Superintendent of Police (SP) Triveni Singh said that on June 21, 2021, a woman engineer had befriended the accused on social media, the accused told the victim to send expensive gifts from abroad.
African arrested for cheating women
A few days later, the victim got a call from a person. He, posing as a customs officer, asked the victim to pay Rs 28,13,900 as customs tax in lieu of the gift. If the victim refused to pay the money, the man threatened to be implicated in money laundering, customs and terrorist activities. Singh said that Inspector Rita Yadav, in-charge of the Cyber Crime Police Station, Noida, which is investigating the case, and the team arrested 26-year-old accused African national Nadafirmi on the basis of an information today.
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Befriended women under the guise of social media
He said that the police have recovered five mobile phones, one laptop, one tablet, one internet dongle, WiFi router, two passport photocopies from the accused. According to the official, the accused had come to India in the year 2019 on a tourist visa. After the expiry of the visa period, he started living in India illegally. In the interrogation, friendship with more than 15 women has been revealed on social media. The accused has confessed to having cheated more than Rs 60 lakh.
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