A Nigerian national Okafor Paul Chukwunweike, who is illegally residing in India, has been arresed by Anti Bank Fraud Section, DD from Delhi for siphoning off Rs. 1.60 Crores from the account of a U.S based Indian man by hacking his account controlling e-mail.
The victim, Utpal Sengupta, a resident of Mandeville Gardens, Kolkata lives in New Jersey, USA.
According to the police, the money had been transferred from Sengupta’s NRI account to four different accounts.
Following his complaint, cops traced the fictitious e-mail account from where the transaction instructions were sent, to Okafar Paul Chukwunweike alias Austin George (38), a Nigerian national who frequently changed addresses.
After tailing him in Bengaluru and Hyderabad, he was finally caught in Delhi on August 11. He was brought to Kolkata on transit remand and produced before a lower court on Wednesday, August 14.
Source: Linda Ikeji