Conman Held In Hyderabad

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Hyderabad: One of the most wanted criminals who was involved in a job scam was arrested by the Rachakonda Cyber crime police in Hyderabad on Friday.

The police seized two laptops, 19 mobiles, two passports, a car and other material from him. The accused was identified as Kalu Kalu Chukwu (38), a native of Abia, Nigeria and lives in Bengaluru. He had cheated many aspiring job-seekers via OLX and other online sites. The accused had earned a lot of money through the victims on the pretext of sending them abroad, police said.

Following a complaint from one of the victims Balakumar from Maheshwaram, he uploaded a resume in different job portals and responded to the emails. He promptly received an appointment letter from Chukwu.

In the appointment letter, he was asked to pay some amount for visa processing and the victim transferred Rs 30,60,097 in different bank accounts. Based on his complaint, the police filed a case and started probing the matter.

S Harinath, ACP Cybercrime Rachakonda said "Chukwu came to India in 2012 through a business visa for three months and has been overstaying illegally in Bengaluru. Most of the Nigerians who live in Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi and other metropolitan cities come for higher studies.

They cheat innocent people in India by committing cyber crimes. The team of accused were identified as Isaac Emmabro, Aba Yomi, Yemi, Mike, Dobera, Daniel Chidebere, Ekene Agu Pa Egbe, Joseph and Chukwu cheated gullible people by posting advertisements online.

"They make friends with the locals and collect their bank details including passbooks and debit cards by paying Rs 20,000 to 30,000. The amount deposited by the victims will be immediately withdrawn in different places of the country and the gang will later send the cash to Nigeria.

They create forged fake offer letters, foreign embassy letters, appointment letters and send them through fake email id's. By using voice modulation software, they change their voice and dupe the people. They also collect the amount in the name of custom charges, RBI fee, airport entry fee, courier charges, gift conversion fee and anti-terrorist tax, said the police.

He added that the accused was sent to judicial custody and a hunt is on to nab the remainig criminals.

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