Uttarakhand Special Task Force (STF) detains a Nigerian man living illegally in Delhi. The charges include defrauding a Dehradun resident out of Rs 60 lakhs under the pretence of investing in cryptocurrencies worth Rs 2 crores.
Apprehension of the accused
Senior Superintendent of Police STF Ajay Singh said the accused cheated the complainant out of Rs 60 lakhs.
In a combined operation, the Uttarakhand STF and the cyber police apprehended the accused. It became out that he had eight mobile phones, two laptop computers, and a variety of electronic devices.
The police arrested Ernst Michael Ohenhen, the suspected perpetrator, in Devprayag, Uttarakhand, on suspicion of engaging in another cyber fraud.
Nigerians in Crypto Fraud
According to the police, the involvement of Nigerians in cyber fraud and other criminal activities in different regions of the country is very prevalent. Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) detained another Nigerian guy on August 6 in a drug-peddling case in Mumbai earlier that day.