A Nigerian man identified as Imasaun Henry Omorogby, has been arrested in India alongside his girlfriend, Sheela Dey for duping job applicants.
The suspects who duped people while pretending to provide them jobs abroad, were arrested in Delhi after running a scam using fake bank accounts and data from various websites to lure job applicants.
The Nigerian man who sends mails to job seekers regarding employment opportunities outside India, would ask the victims for money on the pretext of visa processing, work permit application, immigration and travel expenses, once they gained the confidence of the victims with attractive job offers.
However after the job seekers deposit money in the account number provided by the duo, they would vanish with the money, the police said.
The two however ran out of luck, after they were declared wanted for duping a woman from Dwarka of around Rs 8 lakh after offering her the post of an operation manager in an oil and gas company in Malaysia on a monthly salary of Rs 2.5 lakh.
Deputy commissioner of police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said the Nigerian Imasaun Henry Omorogby and friend Sheela Dey alias Priya Dass from Hyderabad, were arrested outside Hyderabad airport on August 14 following information that Sheela was returning from Bangkok and she would meet Henry at the airport.
“Two laptops, seven mobile phones, five cheque books, 27 plastic cards, four forged PAN cards and as many voter identity cards along with Rs 1 lakh in cash were seized from the duo,” said Alphonse.
The woman became suspicious when in February this year she received a call from one Madhuri, who identified herself an employee of the Union ministry of finance, and demanded Rs 65,000 for releasing her documents. She contacted the ministry and upon verification found that no employee called Madhuri worked there.
A case was registered on her complaint and investigations taken up. During the probe, investigators collected information about the email addresses through which the emails were sent and also of the bank account in which the money was deposited. Police found that the email address used by the account holder was tagged with one Bhaskar Reddy on a social media account.