NEW DELHI: Three members of a gang including, a Nigerian national and two women from Assam and Manipur, have been arrested for duping a woman of around Rs 2.5 lakh after befriending her through a social networking site, police said today.
Sunday Udubor (29), a Nigerian national living here on expired Visa for the last three years, had befriended Deepa, a resident of Pitampura and offered her a job of CEO in his UK-based company, Vijay Singh, DCP(northwest) said.
The complainant then received a message from Sunday that he had sent her the job offer letter and a gift. Deepa was called up by a girl claiming to be a courier company agent and asked her to deposit Rs 27,500 for courier charges of the gift. She deposited the amount in a specified account, the officer said.
Next day, she was told by another girl that her gift comprised 30,000 UK Pounds and demanded Rs 2.10 lakh as exchange fee which she again paid, Singh said. However, she suspected cheating when Rs 4 lakh was demanded from her and she filed a complaint on the basis of which a case was registered at Maurya Enclave Police Station.
Sunday had formed a gang along with another African, who is yet to be arrested, and the two girls who befriended people on Facebook and duped them offering jobs in foreign countries, police said.
The other two accused Jasmine Vanlalhrietpui (24) from Assam and Wanshim Chithung (29) from Manipur, came in contact with Sunday through Facebook, the officer said. The three accused were arrested yesterday from Uttam Nagar and a case of fraud was registered against them, the DCP said.