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Lottery scam: Nigerians' plea to court dismissed

Additional District Judge of Balasore Gangadhar Pati on Monday dismissed the appeal of four Nigerians convicted in an e-lottery scam and confirmed the previous judgment of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM).

Published: 06th August 2013 11:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th August 2013 11:55 AM   |  A+A-

Additional District Judge of Balasore Gangadhar Pati on Monday dismissed the appeal of four Nigerians convicted in an e-lottery scam and confirmed the previous judgment of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM).

Sources said on November 9 last year, four Nigerians Henry Omeki, Joseph, Christopher and Nikki Douglas Sandey and four local residents - Pradip Nayak, Kartik Mohanty, Jagannath Tripathy, Rabi Narayan Mohanty, employees of Cash Management Systems (CMS) Securitas Limited were sentenced by the CJM to undergo RI for five years.

They were arrested in January, 2010 in connection with the e-lottery scam involving money to the tune of nearly `2.37 crore.

The police had then frozen 84 bank accounts where the money was deposited and withdrawn.

 The arrest of the Nigerians had blown the lid off a multi-crore scam perpetrated by a gang of Nigerians across Odisha, Maharashtra and West Bengal.

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