BSS-64 12 Nigerians arrested for extracting Tk 6 crore

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12 Nigerians arrested for extracting Tk 6 crore

DHAKA, July 22, 2020 (BSS) – The Criminal Investigation Department
(CID) of Police has arrested 12 Nigerian nationals and one Bangladeshi
accomplice for their alleged involvement in extracting about Taka six
core by creating through the social media in last two months.

“Along with the 12 Nigerian cheaters, police arrested a fake customs
official identified as Rahat Ara Khanam alias Farzana Uddin in
separate drives in city’s Pallabi and some city areas,” CID Additional
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Sheikh Md Rezaul Haider told a press
briefing at the CID headquarters today.

Five laptops, 14 mobile phones, and a huge number of mobile SIM
cards were also recovered from them, he added.

Detained foreign nationals were: Nandika Clenent Chakengu, 32,
Cletus Achuna, 31, Onyekulve Timety Chinongce, 30, Ekene Wisdom, 30,
Chigozie , 30, Evunde Gabril Obinna, 30, Celestine Patrick Obiajulu,
30, Mordi Nnamdi Collins, 30, Ordu Chukwudi Sammy, 30, Ndubuokwn
Somayina, 30, Nzerem Precious Ekeme, 30, and Nwoke Wisdom Chikwado,
30, fake customs official Rahat Ara Khanam alias Farjana Uddin.

The CID official said during the primary interrogation they
admitted their involvement in cheating about 100 people and swindling
Taka five-six crore in last two months.

Receiving a complaint from a victim, the detectives started
investigation into the matter. Finally they found the gang made
friendship by using facebook disguising a person of opposite sex, he
said.

Subsequently police found that the gang offered the facebook friend
for giving expensive foreign gifts from a fake messenger ID “Katherine
Cullen Sophia”, asking them to collect those from Chittagong Airport
Customs.

In disguise of a customs commissioner Farzana used to put pressure
the victim to accept the so-called foreign expensive gifts by paying
Tk 4,25,000 in several bank accounts.

Meanwhile, the CID official urged the house owners in the city to
rent their houses to the foreign nationals verifying all the necessary
papers or inform.

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