Two Nigerians Arrested In India For Alleged Cybercrime Offences


Police in India have busted a cyber fraud gang and arrested two Nigerian nationals for allegedly duping women through 73 fake profiles on Instagram. 

The suspects identified as 29-year-old Rawlings Oshuor and 28-year-old Yao Theopile, were arrested in Delhi by cybercrime sleuths from Vadadora, Gujarat at the weekend.

During interrogation, the duo revealed that they have duped many people across India. 

“We confiscated their mobile phones and checked the contents. They had made 73 different Instagram accounts to dupe people, especially women. Interestingly, names of all the accounts started with Alex,” said Hardik Makadia, ACP (cybercrime).

The police said that they used to download photos and videos of some good looking man called Alex and post those pictures on the bogus Instagram ids.

"They send friend requests to women from these bogus IDs and befriend them. Many unsuspecting users see the photos on these Instagram accounts and fall for it thinking they are genuine,” Makadia told TOI.

The accused then start sharing sob stories of his family or tell the victims that his wife has died.

When the victim develops an emotional relationship, the accused would then take the next step and start talking about gifts.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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