The cybercrime cell of Vadodara police on Wednesday, arrested a 31-year-extinct Nigerian, Elvis Owie, for duping a trader of Rs 22.67 lakh (N11 million).
The accused, Owie became as soon as nabbed from Mumbai after the cops tracked him down via the bank myth quantity.
The police acknowledged he posed as a trader and duped one Mayank Shah by promising to bring chemical substances to him.
Per cybercrime officials, Shah, a trader, had purchased an e mail on December 11, 2020, whereby the sender wrote that he desired to command a chemical for cancer and neurological cure from India.
The next day, Shah all every other time purchased an e mail asking him to discover a quotation from Archana Enterprises and send it to the purchaser. Shah despatched a quotation following which he purchased an e mail from Tikomed AB Firm to space an repeat for the chemical. Shah then transferred Rs 89,000 to Archana Enterprises bank myth for getting a sample of the chemical.
The complainant purchased sample subject cloth following which he positioned a a lot bigger repeat and transferred Rs 22.67 lakh in three separate instalments to Archana Enterprises.
Shah purchased 10 litres of chemical substances nonetheless expressed doubts over its authenticity forward of the police. After the WhatsApp quantity on which Shah became as soon as in contact with the accused became as soon as blocked and he also didn’t to find any acknowledge on the e mail ID, Shah approached the cops.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), Jaydeepsinh Jadeja acknowledged, “We tracked the accused in accordance with bank myth quantity and other technical sources. We are questioning the accused and looking out out for to set up if there are another contributors inquisitive about the racket.”
Investigating officials acknowledged Owie might possibly possibly merely had been inquisitive about identical crimes previously.
“Pretty a couple of them now operate individually from diversified cities,” Jadeja added.