Police Arrest Nigerian Students In India

Two Nigerian Students identified as Michael James and Umeadi Valentine Chigozie has been arrested at Mandawali area of Delhi, India by Delhi Police Crime Branch.

The suspects were arrested on a complaint received by the cyber cell for a case of cheating in Cyberabad, Telangana. Items recovered from them include 52 SIM cards, two Data Cards, three Laptops and five mobile phones which were believed to be used by the students to cheat.

The arrested came as a result of a complaint which the police received from M Ganagalakshami. She alleged that, “Some unknown frauds cheated her with the amount of Rs 2,25,600/- on the pretext of providing her job opportunity in Qatar Airways Co. The frauds took this amount from time to time as Visa charges, Processing fee, Medical fee and to transfer Access Code etc.”

Ganagalakshami also provided alleged email Identity cards and mobile phone numbers used by the accused persons to dupe her. She also registered this complain under the IT Act at the Cyber Crime Police Station in Cyberabad.

Delhi Police began upon this information provided by the complainants and commenced investigation and tracked down the fraudsters to Mandawali area of Delhi.

They conducted a raid on August 24 and arrested Michael James and Umeadi Valentine Chigozie.

During questioning James, according to police, confessed to the crime. James told police that along with Chigozie, he duped Gangalakshami of Rs 2,25,600. The two accused failed to produce passports, saying they had lost the documents.

The accused students were produced in the Karkardooma court, and will be tried in Telangana.

During the course of investigation, the Delhi Police found another Nigerian identified as Kennedy Chikwado, roaming around in Mandawali area. He was found to be illegally staying in India even after his passport and visa expired.

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