Nigerian Man Arrested In India Over N2.6m Facebook Scam (Photo)

Police in Delhi, India, arrested a Nigerian Onuorah Jideoffor for allegedly cheating on a man over Rs 5 lakh (N2.6million) via Facebook, Igbere TV reports.

The 28-year-old was arrested in Mohan Garden on Wednesday in a joint action by the Goa Crime Division and the Delhi Police.

It was found that he allegedly misled the victim under the pretext of paying customs fees for a “gift” he was giving her.

Igbere TV learned that the defendant had befriended the victim on Facebook using a fictitious name Steve José and promised to send him an expensive gift from abroad. Thereafter, the victim was asked to deposit Rs 5.16 lakhs into fictitious accounts used by scammers.

On November 6, a complaint was filed in this regard, after which an investigation was carried out.