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15 Nigerian fraudsters arrested in city over Facebook gift scam

Published 12:11 am | August 29, 2020

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Online desk ; The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Police has arrested 15 Nigerian fraudsters in capital Dhaka.

The Nigerians, members of a money misappropriation racket, were arrested from different place in Dhaka including from Pallabi on Thursday.

CID Additional Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Sheikh Md Rezaul Haider informed this at a press briefing held at the CID headquarters on Friday.

The arrestees are — Nzubechukwu Eugene Dara, 30, Chuawuma John Okechukwu, 40, Uchenna Damian Emesiani, 30, Chisom Anthonoy Ekwenze, 35, Simon Ifechukwude Okafor, 30, Henry Osita Okechukwu, 31, Ifeanyi Johnpaul Chinweze, 32, Okeke Peter, 32, Emeka Donatus, 48, Gozie Onyedo, 47, Peter Chika Akpu, 48, Obinna Sunday, 40, Nwanna Young, 34, Jeremiah Chukwudi Ezeobi, 34, and Stephen Ozioma Obiakoeze, 34.

A case has been filed against them with Pallabi Police Station under Digital Security Act.

DIG Rezaul Haider said the arrested foreigners used to befriend people of different countries using fake Facebook ID and Whatsapp of a female American army officer.

They, later, deceived people and took their money through fraudulence. Following complaint by a victim, a CID team arrested them from the city.

Nine laptops, 22 mobile phone sets and five account diaries used in the scam were seized from their possessions. Earlier, the CID arrested three persons on July 2 and 13 persons on July 21.

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