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Job scam: Two Nigerians among five held for duping nurse

The nurse filed a complaint with the Cyber Crime Police station. The nurse filed a complaint with the Cyber Crime Police station.
By: Express News Service | Bangalore | Updated: June 22, 2014 8:23 pm

A fraudulent on-line job racket offering nurses jobs in the UK has been busted by the cyber crime police in Bangalore with the arrest of five persons including two Nigerians. The accused had cheated a nurse to the tune of Rs 11 lakh by promising her a job at the Ealing Hospital in the United Kingdom.

The accused have been identified as Prince John Chikere (39) and Chinemeze Bede alias Joshua (26), both Nigerian nationals, along with Jennie Vungneiniang (30) wife of Prince John, her friend Lalthlanzo (31) and T Douthanlian Simte (21), all three with origins in North-East India.

Cyber crime police authorities attached to the Karnataka CID police unit said in an official note that a nurse from KGF in Karnataka had filed a complaint with the Cyber Crime Police station on May 5 stating that she had responded to an email job offer for nurses at the Ealing Hospital in the UK and had paid Rs 11 lakh for the job as suggested by the fraudsters.

The nurse had responded to the email job offer at the Ealing hospital in UK by sending her CV and educational certificates. The accused subsequently got in touch with the victim on her telephone and asked her to remit money for anti-terrorism and drug trafficking safety certificates, WHO immunization insurance and skilled immigration permit certificates.

The victim remitted Rs 11,03,500 to different bank accounts as suggested provided by the accused before she realized she had been conned by a gang of fraudsters when she stopped getting responses from the accused.

Police said that main accused Prince John came to India 14 years ago and settled in Bangalore. Another accused Bede came to India and never returned despite the expiry of his visa. Bede who had settled in Bangalore was running the online cheating operation with the help of his associates, police said.

First Published on: June 22, 20147:07 pm
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