Two Nigerian nationals, Akuchie Ifeanyi Franklin and Fidel Ndubuisi, have been arrested in India for alleged involvement in online fraud.
Post Nigeria gathered that the cyber police in Kerala arrested Akuchie on January 23, 2023, following a complaint from a Nallalam resident who had lost around N11m in a fraud scheme operated by the suspect and his two aides.
The accused had allegedly forged the domain of Wells Fargo, an American bank, and convinced the complainant to make a temporary payment of ?20 lahks to his account by pretending to be RBI officials and later claimed that he would return the amount once the formalities were over.
The police arrested two of Franklin’s Nigerian partners, Emmanuel James Legbeti and Daniel Oyewale Olayinka, and charged them under various sections of the Information Technology Act and the Indian Penal Code after tracing phone calls and social media accounts.
Similarly, the Cyber Crime Police Station of Avadi Police Commissionerate in Chennai arrested Ndubuisi and sent him to Central Puzal Prison, who was previously arrested by the Tuthukodi Cyber Crime Police for an online fraudulent cheating case.