Panaji, Oct 3 (IANS) The Goa Police’s Cyber Cell has arrested two Nigerians from Delhi for duping an Indian army colonel’s wife here, of over Rs 8 lakh in a Facebook scam, a police official said on Monday.
Director General of Police Muktesh Chander told reporters here that the victim was first contacted by the duo, identified as Obina Icodemus and Najifor Collins, both residents of Palam in the national capital, over Facebook and induced to part with a total sum of Rs 8.04 lakh over five different occasions in the last two months.
The money was deposited in a New Delhi State Bank of India account.
“The victim was told by the duo that she had been sent a parcel containing 1,60,000 British pounds. The victim was then contacted through a fake ID of the Delhi airport’s customs department and asked to deposit the money as a processing fee for the parcel,” Chander said.
The victim was initially befriended over Facebook by one of the Nigerians, who posed as a widower, based in London and working onboard a ship.
Chander also said that the arrests were carried out with the help of Delhi Police’s Crime Branch.
The duo have been sent to four days police custody by a court here.