The Ahmedabad cybercrime police on Monday, December 9, busted a racket involving six members from Nigeria, Uganda and India.
to the complaint filed by one of the victims, one Nigerian national
identified as Lawrence Okosun,40, sent Kheradiya a friend request on
Facebook claiming to be based in London.
The two exchanged phone
numbers, started chatting on WhatsApp and became friends. After winning
his confidence, the accused informed the victim that he was looking for a
business partner in India to help him acquire raw material for his
With promises of high returns, the accused
appointed an agent in India and lured the victim to buy one litre of
“Crenulata liquid vv extra solution” worth Rs 5 lakh as a sample from
him. The solution was supposed to be raw material for cancer research.
a period of time, the accused made the victim transfer a total of Rs 30
lakh in different bank accounts to procure raw material for the
The six accused then transferred the deposits into their bank accounts.
After a complaint was filed at the cyber crime police in Ahmedabad, the accused was traced down in Maharashtra and arrested.
revealed that the Nigerian accused had formed a gang along with John
Amokhole, 36, a Nigerian, SheshamNashaba, 22, from Uganda, Gittanjali
aka Sona Suraj Dhakolia,24, a resident of West Mumbai and Sagar Tusiram
Gupta, 27, from India.
The probe revealed that the gang had defraud defrauded at least 21 individuals in various parts of the country.
December 9, cyber crime officials arrested the six accused in
Maharashtra and seized 23 phones, four laptops, a WIFI dongle, a Walkie
phone and 11 sum cards from them.