Nigerian national arrested for duping Pune resident of Rs 1.69 lakh

The complainant had received emails from three different email ids through which he was offered a job as an executive at PBF Energy Oil and Gas Company in New Jersey, USA.

pune Updated: Oct 16, 2017 21:39 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The 23-year-old complainant approached the police after the he found the US visa stamp to be suspicious.(HT REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

A Nigerian national was arrested for duping a man from Pune under the pretext of giving him a job, cyber cell Pune police said on Monday.

Olaitan Aremu, a Nigerian national, was arrested from Nagindaspada in Nalasopara region of Palghar district, according to a statement released by Sudhir Hiremath, deputy commissioner of police, cyber crime and economic offence wing. A resident of Nigeria, Aremu lives in the Iyana Ipaja region of Lagos, according to the police.

The complainant had received emails from three different email ids through which he was offered a job as an executive at PBF Energy Oil and Gas Company in New Jersey, USA.

Aremu first asked for ₹40,250 as visa processing fees from the complainant. In following transactions, he was asked to pay ₹1,29,000 for health declaration application and employment authorisation, according to the police. The two transactions were made to two separate bank accounts.

The 23-year-old complainant approached the police after the he found the US visa stamp to be suspicious. A case under section 419 for cheating by personation, 420 for cheating, 406 for criminal breach of trust and 34 for common intent of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 66(c) for identity theft and 66(d) for cheating by online personation, of Information Technology Act, 2000 were registered at Lashkar police station.

The police had initially recovered two mobile phones used to communicate with the complainant. On further investigation, the police recovered three mobiles, one internet dongle and two laptops from the man.

First Published: Oct 16, 2017 21:33 IST