11 Nigerians detained in Bangladesh over involvement in Facebook scam –
The Dhaka Metropolitan Police in Bangladesh has detained 11 Nigerians for their involvement in a Facebook scam.
The Nigerians, together with one Bangladeshi, were arrested on suspicion of acquiring money from people under the false pretense of exchanging their Bangladeshi Taka for US dollars, according to a Bangladesh online newspaper.
The suspects were captured in separate operations in Dhaka, the country’s capital city, on Wednesday, police said in a press conference on Thursday.
Henri Osita Okechukwu, Chisom Emmanuel Obiajulu, Okeke Peter, Obinna Sunday, Oneka Amba, Chisom Anthony Ekwenze, Okeyea Azubike, Anuyarah Ojuyemena Daniel, Anuruka Jinika Francis, Luke, and Domado Chinedo are among the Nigerian suspects.
Chadni Akter, a Bangladeshi accomplice, allegedly hid her identity and pretended to be a customs official.
“The leaders of the fraud ring are Osita Okechukwu and Chisom Emmanuel,” said AKM Hafiz Akter, an additional commissioner at the DMP’s Detective Branch. They used to communicate with their Bangladeshi associates and distribute the embezzled funds to the gang’s other members.
“After creating a virtual acquaintance with a bogus Facebook ID as an American or European citizen, the other members of the gang conned victims out of large sums of money with promises of luxury presents and investments.”
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