A 25-year-old Nigerian recognized as Okoye Ejike Kennedy was arrested in Uttam Nagar, Delhi for posing as a German and allegedly duped people on the pretext of promoting second hand automobiles at very low cost charges.
A Ok Singla, extra commissioner of police (crime) on Friday, mentioned that one Sudhakar Manda, a resident of Mayur Vihar, wished to purchase an SUV. So he logged on to a portal promoting used automobiles and checked out the listings. He was stunned to search out an nearly new Nissan Terrano at a throwaway value of Rs 4.5 lakh.
The possession particulars have been spectacular too — the automotive apparently belonged to a senior official of the German embassy who was promoting it as he was being repatriated.
Sudhakar contacted the “official” and paid 10% as advance to seal this profitable deal. He was shocked when he was turned away from the embassy on the date of supply. He then approached the police for assist.
Crime Department arrested Okoye in this regard. He duped a number of people utilizing the identical modus operandi. His cellphone and laptop computer have been seized.
Manda mentioned in his grievance that Kennedy posed as Paul Heinz. He additionally assured him that if he wired 10% of the worth to Kennedy’s secretary’s checking account, he could be allowed to see the automotive.
“The accused additionally despatched a faux letter by way of which the sufferer was imagined to get entry into the embassy. As soon as the cash was transferred, Kennedy modified his SIM card and went underground,” DCP (crime) Bhisham Singh mentioned.
The police tracked Kennedy all the way down to a rented home in Uttam Nagar. He revealed throughout interrogation that he got here to India in November 2013 on a enterprise visa and stayed on even after the visa expired. To make straightforward cash, he began dishonest people on the pretext of promoting used automobiles, police mentioned.
He stole images of automobiles from commercials on-line and created his personal advertisements for the identical automobiles at cheaper costs. He would ask potential victims to wire cash to a checking account he opened in Imphal.
Police suspect the involvement of a girl buddy of Kennedy in this.