Two Nigerians, allegedly involved in cheating people by promising huge amounts of US dollars through a chemical treatment technique, were arrested in the Capital.
Ndubusi Ahiabuike (33) and Godswill Udochukwa (29) were caught following investigations into a complaint by one Ajay Thakran that he was cheated of Rs 45 lakh by the duo, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Neeraj Thakur said on Monday.
Their modus operandi was to promise gullible victims huge amount of dollars by converting "black dollars" to original ones using chemicals. After winning the confidence of victims, they would demand lakhs of rupees for the chemical and the "black dollars" and would then vanish, he said.
In his complaint, Thakran claimed that he was approached by one William, who came to his office on the pretext of investing in property.
He requested the complainant to help him in making investments and after a few days, he gave Thakran an electronic iron safe having black coloured bundles, which he claimed, were "black dollars", Thakur said.
William told Thakran that the dollars were kept like this for safety purpose in African countries, to protect the money from being looted and he also gave a chemical bottle to be used for converting the black dollars into real ones.
The accused then allegedly enacted a drama and deliberately spilled the chemical and applied some of the remaining chemical on some "black dollars", which removed the black coating and revealed real US dollars. William told Thakran that without the chemical, the "black dollars" were nothing but junk.