A Nigerian couple and an Indian national were arrested from Navi Mumbai Saturday for allegedly cheating a 57-year-old woman of around Rs 75 lakh in an online fraud, police said.
The woman and one of the accused, who identified himself as an American, have been friends on social media since 2017.
The accused had promised to pay the woman double the amount, in addition to 20,0000 pounds, he said, adding that the woman deposited the money in several instalments in the bank accounts, whose details were provided by the fraudster.
As the accused stopped answering her calls, the woman realised that she was cheated and approached Mahim police station in June 2018, he said. The case was later transferred to the cyber cell of crime branch.
Based on specific information and technical details, police picked up Ashoke Borade (40), an autorickshaw driver from Navi Mumbai, and the Nigerians identified as Amra Obsogyu (32) and his wife Khistabel (30).
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