Aqueredolu arrested in India on fraud charges over $ 217,000
A 48-year-old man from Nigeria named Joseph Akeredolu was arrested in India.
This man was caught cheating a diamond broker from southern Mumbai for Rs 1.16 crore or $ 217,000.
According to Indian police, Akeredolu is part of a gang that creates fake social media accounts, lures people through the accounts, and then cheats them under the pretext of sending gifts.
Indian Express reports that on October 10, 2020, the gang reached out to a diamond broker who lives in Girgaon and has an office at Bharat Diamond Bourse in BKC through one of its fake Instagram accounts.
Police said Akeredolu had created a profile with the name of a non-existent woman, Alex Zendra, and claimed to be the ship’s captain in the UK.
“We started chatting on WhatsApp, and a few days later Zendra told me that she loved me and wanted to marry me. He wanted to start a business with me in Mumbai …
“On October 17, he sent me a video of the branded shoes, gold chains, watches and US dollars and said he sent them to me,” the broker said in a statement to the police.