TIRUVANNAMALAI: Three Nigerians, who had been arrested for indulging in cheating and online fraud in Chennai three years ago, have been ordered to be deported to their native. They are expected to fly off from Chennai on Saturday morning.
Police sources said Oladapo Obasoto Olatunbosun alias Richard (32), Dickson M Dickson (29) and Abiodun Oluwagbemiga Oyekunle alias Jerie (33) have been given air tickets, costing `49,500 each, by the Special Tahsildar (Refugee) on Friday.
They would take the 9.30 am flight from the international airport at Meenambakkam to Dubai and take a transit flight from there to Nigeria. They would reach their country at 6 pm on Saturday.
“The trio will be escorted to airport from the Special Camp at 3 am on Saturday,” Special Tahsildar Jayaprakash Naraynan said.
The State government has processed the deportation of the Nigerians after the Embassy of Federal Republic of Nigeria in Delhi issued emergency certificates for them. “We handed over the air tickets after obtaining the exit permit letter from the Superintendent of Police of Tiruvannamalai J Mutharasi, as per rules,” said the official from the district administration.
The trio had been arrested on charges of online fraud and cheating in the second week of December 2011 by the Chennai police. The police registered a case against them under sections 420, 468 of IPC, 66 C and 66 D of Information Technology Act 2008. The three were subsequently arrested under 3 (2) (e) of Foreigners Act and detained in the Special Camp for Foreigners in Chengalpet that was later shifted to Cheyyar.
The police team seized from them a Hyundai Santro car, two LED TVs, six mobile phones, three cameras, three watches, seven imported perfumes, three laptops, one Ipod and 32 pairs of shoes, which they had purchased through fraudulent online shopping.
Two others - Paul Osagie Cyrill and Okechukwa from the special camp would be deported to their country on September 22. The duo had also involved in cheating cases in Chennai and detained in the camp for the last two years.