A Nigerian man, Patrick Eneugwe Chukulube, has been arrested for involvement in alleged dishonest of a senior citizen of Rs 12.85 lakh (roughly N7,106,020.32) in India, Republic World reviews.
Chukulube and Muzammil Pawaskar had promised an undisclosed senior citizen enticing returns on funding right into a enterprise to supply the uncooked materials for COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing, a Mumbai cyber police official mentioned on Tuesday.
According to the criticism filed by the senior citizen with central area cyber police station on October 27, he had obtained an e mail from the accused, who posed as London-based producers of a COVID-19 vaccine, the official mentioned.
“The duo told the victim they were looking for an agent to source raw material for the vaccine from India. He was promised 60 per cent commission. The victim was asked to deposit Rs 12.85 lakh in various accounts, which he did. The duo then stopped all contact with the victim, who realised he had been duped,” the official said.
The arrested individuals, a 34-year-old Nigerian Chukulube and his confederate a 26-year-old Pawasakar are presently staying in Panvel in Navi Mumbai.
“We have seized nine mobile phones, two SIM cards, a passport with a fake name, from them. We believe they have cheated more people using this modus operandi. They have also cheated a Chennai-based woman of Rs 20 lakh in this manner. We are probing,” the official mentioned.