'King' from Nigeria, wife denied bail in forgery
A self-styled king of a region in Nigeria and his wife allegedly involved in an international racket of forging money grams were denied bail by the Delhi High Court on Tuesday.delhi Updated: Jun 22, 2010 21:38 IST
A self-styled king of a region in Nigeria and his wife allegedly involved in an international racket of forging money grams were denied bail by the Delhi High Court on Tuesday.
"The investigation shows that the real kingdom of the accused was kingdom of crime," Justice S.N. Dhingra said while rejecting the bail application of R.A. Worso Zimik and his wife.
The two were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for forging international money orders. The investigating agency said they have been arrested earlier also.
The CBI also produced mobile phone records to show how money grams were forged and encashed there and how the money was transferred here to them.
In one of their transactions with their co-conspirator, the CBI traced how $769 were received by the couple by forging the money gram.
Zimik and his wife in their bail application stated that they are staying here as he is doing his MBA from a private institute in Lajpat Nagar.
Zimik said that his wife is five-months pregnant and they had decided to stay in Delhi until her delivery.
He claimed himself to be the king of a region in Nigeria and stated that he used to receive money from his kingdom for his survival here.
“Considering the fake racket that the couple is indulging in and their past record, I am not inclined to grant them bail,” the court said.
First Published: Jun 22, 2010 21:37 IST