Balasore: Two more persons including a Nigerian national were arrested by Balasore Cyber Police from New Delhi for honey-trapping a government employee of Balasore and duping him of Rs 30 lakh.
The accused persons have been identified as Emmanuel Nnamani and his wife T. Suchim Tikhir, who is a native of Nagaland. They were arrested from a house in Delhi’s Maidangari. A car, two laptops, one dongle, two fake passports, one SBI passbook, and two gold chains have been seized from their possession.
Earlier this month, Balasore Cyber Police arrested a Nigerian national Samson Emeke Alika from New Delhi based on a complaint registered at the Cyber Crime & Economic Offence Police Station, Balasore, on January 13.
The complainant after coming in contact with a woman from the United Kingdom (UK) through Facebook had chatted through Whatsapp. The woman allegedly informed the complainant of having sent a gift of huge value containing gold biscuits, a Rolex watch, and an I-phone.
Later the complainant received a call over the phone, the caller identifying himself as a Customs Officer informed that a gift of high value in his name has arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) from London for which he has to pay Customs charges to receive the gift. The complainant kept depositing Rs 2 lakh, Rs 3 lakh, and Rs 4 lakh at different instances to the tune of around Rs 30 lakh. Then the complainant realized that he has been duped and lodged a complaint at the Balasore Cyber Police Station.
Following the investigation, Nigerian national Samson was arrested from Delhi. His passport had expired in 2018 and another passport in his possession appeared to be a forged one. During the further course of the investigation, his other two associates were held.