Bhopal: Nigerian national confesses to duping people in Maharashtra

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Dec 22, 2014 15:55 IST

The Nigerian national, arrested by Crime Investigation Department (CID) of MP Police for alleged online fraud, confessed to duping people in Nagpur and Kurla in Mumbai, said officials on Sunday.

The CID has conveyed the information to their counterparts in Maharashtra and Maharashtra police will soon visit to Bhopal to interrogate the Nigerian national, Alesi Adam Umar alias Farukh Umar Yusuf. The accused was caught by the CID from Mumbai about 20 days ago.

Yusuf was wanted in connection with a fraud case registered at the CID police station in Bhopal. Two years ago, he had duped Arvind Shah, a resident of Singrauli district, of Rs 14.50 lakh by giving him fake foreign currency (dollars).

During the course of interrogation, Yusuf, who is on judicial remand, had told interrogators that he had duped a man at Sitabuldi in Nagpur and two persons at Kurla in Mumbai.

"We have conveyed this to Maharashtra police. They would visit here soon," said a CID officer on the condition of anonymity. The officer also said that Yusuf used to run a gang for online frauds. The rest of the members of his gang are being traced, said the officer.

During the interrogation, Yusuf had tried to mislead the CID personnel pretending that he did not understand English. He always spoke in some Nigerain language, which police were unable to understand.

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