Nigerian arrested for cheating man of Rs 5.9 lakh
Posted On : Friday, March 29, 2019, 11:46 AM
A 35-year-old Nigerian man has been arrested for allegedly cheating a man of Rs 5.9 lakh, posing as a woman on social media, police said. The victim came in contact with a lady named Holly David on Facebook in January 2017, according to the police complaint. The woman claimed to be a UK resident and told Banerjee that she would come to India on February 6, 2017 on a British Airways flight. On February 6, 2017, Banerjee received a call wherein the caller claimed to be a customs officer from Mumbai and told him that "Holly David" was at the Mumbai Airport and she had to pay Rs 55,000 as customs clearance to travel in India, Singla said. Similarly, Banerjee was asked to pay more money at regular intervals. In total, Banerjee transferred Rs 5.90 lakh from his bank account.