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Nigerian Held For Duping Manipur Woman Of Rs.6.5 lakhs

NEW DELHI, Nov 18: A Nigerian national has been arrested in Delhi for duping a woman working in Gurgaon of Rs.6.5 lakh, police said Thursday.

Leonard Amaechi alias Jackson was arrested from South Delhi‘s Safdarjung Enclave Tuesday evening following a complaint by the woman from Manipur. She had befriended him through internet chatting.

‘Leonard Amaechi alias Jackson was arrested for allegedly cheating a Manipuri woman of Rs.6.5 lakh. She filed a complaint that she has some suspicion about Jackson whom she befriended through internet chatting,’ said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ashok Chand.

According to police, during Internet chatting he claimed to be an Italian national based in Iraq. The two also expressed a desire to marry each other.

During their interactions, the woman was allegedly tricked into transferring money into the bank accounts of Jackson’s friends.

‘She transferred Rs.50, 000, Rs.1.85 lakh and Rs.3.40 lakh in two bank accounts on his request in the course of two weeks,’ said Chand.

Jackson met her at her residence Oct 29 on the pretext of returning her money. There he showed her some black papers – described as black dollars – that could be converted into US dollars by treating them with a chemical.

‘He treated two black dollar paper leaves with a chemical and through sleight of hand showed her two currency notes of $100 each. Thereafter, he left with the assurance that he would deliver 50,000 black dollars to her shortly,’ said Chand.

According to police, Jackson allegedly told her Tuesday that black dollars were ready but he needed Rs.3 lakh for procuring the chemical to treat the black dollar paper leaves for transforming them into US dollars.

‘This is when the woman got suspicious and informed police who arrested him when he came to collect Rs.3 lakh,’ said Chand.

(Courtesy: IANS)

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