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Nigerian arrested for duping people

IANS  |  New Delhi 

A 39-year-old Nigerian national has been arrested for allegedly people on the pretext of dealing in Folinic across India, the Police said on Thursday.

The Nigerian accused identified as had duped more than a dozen people through his scheme.

According to the police, Pedro was staying illegally in and he targeted the victims via and lured them in the business of sale and purchase of Folinic which actually turned out to be honey.

Police said that two complainants approached them after they were duped of more than Rs 1.5 crore.

"Both the complainants revealed that the accused contacted them via and gained their trust. He even used to meet the victims personally to lend a degree of authenticity to the scam and used to weave a story to trap the victims on the pretext of purchase of Folinic for a company in which he claimed would help them make a good amount of money," said DCP (Cyber)

Roy further added that Pedro pretended to be a in the fictional sale and purchase of the product between the Indian victim and the Ghanaian company.

"The dealing amount was deposited in multiple and was then withdrawn from ATMs in and and the cash was used to buy different goods, particularly human hair," said Roy.

There is a huge market in for hair extensions and Human hair worth Rs 3,000 is sold for as much as 200 dollars or around Rs 14,000 in



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First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 21:24 IST