Five persons, including three Nigerian nationals, were arrested in New Delhi for allegedly duping people of several lakhs of rupees after telling them that they had won online lotteries abroad, police said on Monday.
Police have detected 26 bank accounts opened using fake documents, 11 mobile phones, three laptops, a motorcycle with fake number plate and Rs 1.05 lakh cash from them, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West) N S Bundela said.
Sylvester Jackson Aigboh, Odibo Ahabua, Ukato Young Ben, the Nigerians, Farizul Haq and Naresh Kumar were caught recently following investigations into the chance arrest of their Indian associates.
Haq and Kumar were caught last month during a routine traffic drive as they were seen riding without helmets. Haq allegedly disclosed his identity as Raj Verma at that time but the registration and insurance was of the vehicle they were travelling in was in the name of one Anil Kumar.
Two each PAN cards and driving licences with same photo but different names were also recovered from then.
Becoming suspicious, police interrogated the duo and it came to light that they made these fake cards for opening bank accounts for their Nigerian associates.
After a series of raids, police managed to arrest the three Nigerians from Chattarpur on October 10.