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Two Including Nigerian Held By Odisha Crime Branch In Gift Fraud Case

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17 December 2018

Bikash Sharma

Cuttack: Two persons including a Nigerian were arrested by the State Crime Branch from New Delhi today in connection with a gift fraud case amounting to Rs 41 lakhs.

Reportedly, the two had duped the above amount from a lady of Puri on pretext of sending her a gift containing huge amount of money, laptop, ornaments, etc.

The lady had come in contact with one person, who introduced himself as Oscar David, through Facebook. After gaining her trust the fraudster asked the lady to deposit an amount to claim the said gift.

She had deposited Rs 41 lakhs on different occasions into different accounts of the fraudster. After realizing that she is being duped, she reported the matter at Crime Branch's Cyber Crime Police Station on August 21.

During course of investigation, the Crime Branch traced the whereabouts of the accused and on Sunday a team of Crime Branch officials led by Inspector Anita Anand nabbed the two accused in New Delhi with help of local counterparts.

The two were identified as Nwabueze Chukwudi Vincet (35), a Nigerian national, and Piyush Arya (22). Crime Branch also recovered incriminating articles, electronic gadgets and various other documents from their possession.

The court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) at Dwarka Court in New Delhi allowed taking the accused on three days of transit remand to produce them before SDJM Puri today.

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