New Delhi/Guwahati, December 31: In a sensational incident, five persons were arrested in connection with a fraud case in Ghaziabad. Among the five arrested persons were three Nigerian nationals, an Ivory Coast citizen and a resident of Nagaland.
They were arrested in connection with duping a school teacher in Ghaziabad of Rs 10.5 lakhs after sending her a friend request on Facebook.
The arrests came a week after an FIR was filed by Jyoti Dhamija (32), a teacher who lives in Crossings Republik. She was allegedly duped by a woman on Facebook who told her that she was from Italy and wanted to send her 42,000 Euros (Rs 31 lakhs approx) and expensive toys for her daughter as a gift.
Though the crime took place between July and August this year, the woman was able to get an FIR lodged at Vijay Nagar police station only on December 24, after struggling for several months and tweeting many times to senior officers.
The accused have been identified as Jenaly Jules, a citizen of Ivory Coast; Arnold Jago, Alex Shiboy and Dao Al-Hasan (all from Nigeria) and Naomi, a resident of Nagaland.
According to reports, While Jules and Naomi who are in a relationship, stay in Dasrath Puri, Palam, Delhi, the others stay in Khirki Extension, Malviya Nagar.
The police seized Rs 3.31 lakh, a luxury car, two laptops, 13 mobile phones, one gold chain and a bracelet from them.
As per reports, the four from Africa have been staying in India on business visa for the past six months. It is their first visit to the country and had been posing as garment exporters.