A Nigerian national, Eze Ndubuisi, has been arrested in India for misleading a trader using fake websites.
The 42-year-old man was arrested in Navi Mumbai, where he resided, following a complaint from a Tuticorin trader, Panimaya Manoj.
According to Times of India, Manoj filed a complaint with the cyber police stating that he had given almost 37 lakhs (approximately N20 million) to a man after coming across an ad on WhatsApp.
In an announcement of a fake export order, Manoj was asked to send medicines to Togo-based Vetis Animal Health Industry, collecting them from Sharma Enterprises in Maharashtra and Krishna Industries of Sikkim.
Manoj had received several emails claiming to be from these industries and transferred the amount.
After Manoj realized that he was not receiving any medication or any response from the person who contacted him after transferring the money, he filed a complaint with the cyber police in Tuticorin.
Based on the instructions of senior police officials, a special team was formed to investigate the case.
The team discovered that Ndubuisi was responsible for the fake WhatsApp ad and had tricked Manoj through fake emails and WhatsApp numbers.
Following investigations, Ndubuisi was arrested at his home at Ulwe Node in Navi Mumbai at around 2am on December 29, 2022.
Police seized a laptop and three mobile phones from Ndubuisi after his arrest.
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