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Nigerian held for online lottery fraud

The complainant made 12 deposits to the tune to Rs 66 lakh.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
October 10, 2014 2:04:16 am

The Delhi Police Crime Branch in association with Gujarat Police arrested a 47-year-old Nigerian, Eseka Michael Chuk Wneme Ke, a resident of Mehrauli, for his alleged involvement in an interstate lottery racket.

Police said the complainant, a Surat-based retired manager of a shipping company, claimed that the accused had contacted him on e-mail saying he had won an online lottery of Rs 2.5 crore and asked him to pay Rs 10,500 as processing charge. The man deposited the amount. Then the racketeers asked him to deposit more money in different accounts. The complainant made 12 deposits to the tune to Rs 66 lakh.

When the man realised he had been cheated, he lodged a complaint with Gujarat police.

During probe, Gujarat Police found that the racketeers were based in Delhi. So they contacted the Delhi Police Crime Branch. Eseka was arrested on October 4 and taken to Gujarat on transit remand.

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