A 43-year-old Nigerian national, Igwe Festus Abraham, has been arrested in India for allegedly duping over 90 persons across the country, Indian Express reports.
Abraham, a resident of Malviya Nagar in Delhi, was arrested by the cyber-crime cell of Pune
The police team nabbed him in Delhi on Thursday, revealing that he had 14 ‘overwhelming’ accounts in his name, in reputed banks: HDFC, Canara, SBI, ICICI, Syndicate and other banks.
Reports have it that the suspect has so far duped more than 90 people across India through lottery scams to the tune of around Rs three crore.
His arrest reportedly came after the cyber-crime cell started investigation into a case registered at Alankar police station in which a woman was cheated for Rs 16 lakh after she received an email saying that she had won a lottery of GBP 500,000.
The victim was reportedly made to make several payments on various pretexts, right from processing fees to chemicals needed for cleaning foreign currency notes.
According to the report, the woman had received an email in September last year from a dubious mail address:firstname.lastname@example.org saying that she had won a lottery.