The Dimapur police has cracked down on a gang involved in the infamous money laundering racket called by various names such as ‘Nigerian scam’, ‘Four One Nine’ or ‘Get poor fast scheme.’
Four persons including a Nigerian national, the kingpin have been arrested in this connection.
Speaking to media, DCP (Zone-1), Dimapur Police, Vilhousie Peseyie, said, ‘The arrests were made following three FIRs were filed at East Police Station. All the complaints were from women.
Three women in the FIR stated that they were duped Rs 31.50 lakh, Rs 6.47 lakh and Rs 25,000 respectively.
‘A team of Dimapur Police including Dinesh Gupta, IPS probationer attached to East PS and Chopika Chophy, SI, camped for 16 days in Delhi and finally arrested the four accused. The four accused are presently in the custody of Dimapur Police,’ Peseyie asserted.
Two of the accused including the Nigerian identified as one Chiazo Nwaneri alias Jasper (31) and Chandan Kumar Choudary (28) were nabbed in Delhi while the other two gang members identified Narender Singh Bisht (27), Laxma Karniyal (36) as were arrested from Uttrakhand.
Police have however seized 42 SIM cards, 6 mobile handsets, 9 ATM cards, 3 internet devices, 3 passbooks, 3 cheque books, a laptop, 3 pen drives and Rs. 31,000 in cash from Nwaneri.
‘The kingpin Chiazo Nwaneri used to open hundreds of fake Facebook accounts preferably using English names and posing as some rich gentleman. Nwaneri would then start chatting to chat and get friendly with vulnerable victims, mostly women. After two-three months and having gained the confidence of the victim, Nwaneri would then devise various ways to fleece his victims,’ police further revealed.