Nigerian National Arrested For Cyber Fraud Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi: A Nigerian national was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday for alleged cyber fraud, it is was reported by PTI that he used the proceeds to finance anti-government protests in his home country.Police also suspect the role of some bank officials and many other Nigerian nationals are involved in the fraud.ALSO READ: Unrest Back In Assam’s Dima Hasao District As DNLA Militants Set Trucks Ablaze; 5 DeadAccording to the police, Robert Otujeme came to India in 2010 but has been overstaying since 2011, police officer Rajkumar Agarwal said Robert told the investigators that he had been changing his location frequently in Delhi since his visa expired in 2011 and that he currently resides in Dwarka. A case has been registered against him at Faridpur police station under the IPC, the Information Technology Act and the Passports Act, Bareilly Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rohit Sajwan said, PTI reports. Robert has been sent to jail on Friday, while further investigations are underway, intelligence agencies have also been involved in the matter. Giving details of the case, police officer Agarwal said Robert was apprehended from the house of Mehndi Hasan in Gontia locality of Faridpur on Wednesday when he had gone there to withdraw money from his account. He said that Robert used to transfer the proceeds to finance an anti-government movement in Lagos in Nigeria.Sushil Kumar, Superintendent of Police (Crime) told PTI that Hasan used fake names to open two bank accounts one in Rajasthan and the other in Noida and his son Arbaaz had also opened two accounts in Delhi. Through these four accounts transactions of about Rs. 80 lakh were made in four phases. Sources from banks told PTI that these accounts have now been frozen. Robert told the investigators that the gang used bank accounts of people like Hasan to transfer money by giving them some commissions. 

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