A Nigerian national identified as David Ujma Uba has been arrested by the Police in India for allegedly defrauding 20 people of Rs 3 crore (N16.55m) in kidney donation scam.
The thirty-two year old suspect who arrived Kolkata (the world’s most populous nation) on a tourist visa in 2013, promised to help his victims secure kidney donations.
According to Indian Police, the Nigerian created a fake hospital website and issued an advertisement asking those in need of kidneys to get in touch with him. He asked those who contacted him to pay various sums into his bank account but had failed to render the services he advertised.
The victims on realizing that they have been scammed by the Nigerian, filed a complaint with Kolkata cybercrime Police in April and Uba was traced through his phone call record details and arrested at his friend’s apartment in Nagenahalli Dinne near Kothanur.
- Marcel Samuel