Thiruvananthapuram

Job fraud: Nigerian national arrested from Bengaluru

Sleuths attached to the Cyber Crime Police Station, Thiruvananthapuram, have arrested a Nigerian national who allegedly cheated several people of huge sums by promising them jobs.

Kingsley Chidiebere Udeh was arrested from Madiwala, Bengaluru, where he was traced through an examination of his ATM card use, emails and CCTV footage.

The cyber wing began investigating the job racket after a retired engineer in Thiruvananthapuram lost ₹6 lakh to the racket.

The engineer, who was promised a job in the US through an online job site, had paid the money into separate bank accounts on the instructions of the accused.

The accused had also furnished the complainant with a forged appointment order, work permit and insurance documents, the police said on Sunday.

Foul play

On being demanded more money, he had finally suspected foul play and approached the police.

The police team recovered a number of ATM cards, laptops and bank passbooks from the accused.

More Indians

They also suspect the involvement of more Indians and foreign nationals in the job racket.

Udeh was arrested by a team led by DySP Cyber Crime Jiji N. and Inspector Roj R. which included civil police officers Abhilash, Sabarinath and Sameer Khan.

The accused was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Thiruvananthapuram, and remanded.

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