Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Bengaluru, India have arrested a Nigerian man in a cheating case.
The suspect identified as Christian D, 28, was on the run after the
Cyber Crime police registered a case against him in September 2015.
According to the police, Christian, who had come to Bengaluru on student
visa would shoot pictures of cars costing between Rs 10 and Rs 15 lakh
parked in front of business establishments and showrooms. He then posts
these images on an online classifieds platform, by quoting the price
ranging from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.
An industrialist had parked his car at the
Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) parking lot before going abroad.
Christian shot the picture of the car and posted it on the OLX offering
it for Rs 5 lakh, said the police.
A man contacted Christian wanting to buy the car. Christian claimed
that he was in Delhi and told him to see the car which he had parked at
the KIA parking lot. Christiana asked him to transfer Rs 5 lakh to his
account and he would hand over the car once he returned to the
city. The man trusted Christian and transferred Rs 5 lakh.
“Christian switched off his cellphone after he withdrew Rs five lakh.
The man approached the Cyber Crime police and lodged a complaint. The
police had also received five similar complaints,” said a senior CID
TC Palya in September 2015. He, however, managed to escape. The police
recovered a laptop, two mobile phones and five SIM cards from him. The
police issued a lookout notice against Christian. When he landed at the
Nigeria airport, police arrested and handed him over to the Indian
authorities. He was produced before a local court and the judge remanded
him in judicial custody till October 19, added the police.