NOIDA: A 21-year-old Indian affiliate of an Ivory Coast nationwidewho was arrested final month for duping dozens of girls after befriending them on social mediahas been arrested, Uttar Pradesh police officers mentioned on Thursday.
The accused has been arrested from Faridabad in Haryana by the Noida unit of the UP Cyber Crime division, the officers mentioned.
“The accused, recognized as Dheeraj Rathod, is a local of Haryana and supplied checking account to Ivory Coast nationwide Ndafirmi, 26, who transferred the fraudulently made cash into these accounts,” Noida Cyber police station in-charge Reeta Yadav mentioned.
“Rathod labored for Ndafirmi on fee foundation. Each time his checking account was used, Rathod bought Rs 20,000 as fee. Investigation has revealed that his checking account was used to switch the fraud cash by the foreigner a number of instances within the final two years,” Yadav mentioned.
Ndafirmi was arrested on Could 9 from Delhi by the officers of the Cyber police station Noida Sector 36 over a grievance made in June final yr. He had duped the lady of over Rs 28 lakh after befriending her on Instagram utilizing a pretend profile and id, the officers mentioned.
Ndafirmi, who has studied until Class 12, had come to India in 2019 and was a part of a gang which has duped greater than a dozen ladies within the final two years with the fraud quantity going over Rs 2.50 crore, based on the officers.
The police have booked Rathod underneath Indian Penal Code sections 120 B (occasion to a prison conspiracy), 389 (extortion), 420 (dishonest), 468 (forgery for function of dishonest) and underneath provisions of the Info Know-how Act.
The police have urged folks to be cautious of their social media actions as a way to keep away from being duped or harassed and requested them to report any cyber crime or on-line monetary fraud instantly at helpline quantity 1930.