A four-member job fraud gang, including three Nigerians and a woman from Nagaland, was arrested by the Cyberabad Cyber Crime police in Hyderabad on Saturday, October 12.
Addressing the media, Cyberabad Police Commissioner VC Sajjanar said the four were cheating several job aspirants after promising them jobs abroad.
The accused persons are D. Mohammed alias Nwosu Donald, 35, Musa Halimat, 29, Ndour Alioune alias Benedict Enabulele, 32 and Holito Zhimomi, 35.
Two other suspects identified as Petosile Ugha and Samson William are currently on the run.
Below is the full statement issued by the Police Commissioner:
On 29.08.2019, the police received a complaint from one Mr V.Rajan Babu R/o.Kukatpally, Hyderabad in which he stated that he is working in Pattnaik Steels and Alloys Ltd, Odisha as C.E.O since 3 years.
He is in the habit of changing his job from one organization to another for better position and high salary. He being Power Engineer, he is following said practice since 2002 after taking voluntary retirement from the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. He is regularly updating his resume in major national and international job portals as he has vast experience of working in 7 counties earlier.
In the month of Jan, 2019, he received a phone call in the name of one Mr Heather Williams, C.E.O and Business Development Officer of “Roggal Hotel and Apartments Las Angles, California” and informed him that his resume has been shortlisted for Roggal Hotel and Apartments as Chief Manager and asked him to attend interview. On 20th Feb, 2019 he received a call in the name of Miss Heather Williams, who claims to be the wife of Mr Williams of Roggal Hotel and Apartments informing him that she visited India from Boston International Airport to Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi and staying at British Consulate, New Delhi to interview him and later informed him that he got selected after taking telephonic interview.
After which, the complainant received a call from Mobile No.8448740868 where she introduced herself as Ms Akita Kumari from New Delhi and informed him that Miss Heather Williams a carried DD of US $ 1,75,000 towards his 12 months salary and asked to pay of Rs.55,000/- initially for release of DD carried by Miss Heather Williams, on believing her words complainant paid the Rs.55,000/-. Again the said Ms Akita Kumari called the complainant and asked to pay Rs.2,55,000/- for release of DD amount and provided the bank account numbers. After which Miss Heather Williams also forced him to pay an amount of Rs.10,00,000/- for release of DD. After 4 days, again Ms Akita Kumari called him and asked to pay an amount of Rs.8,65,000/-. After which one person by name Mr Robert who claims to be Public Relations Officer of British Consulate, New Delhi contacted him on WhatsApp (+447482868564) and convinced him that the DD $ of 1,75,000/- will be given to him within one week, if he pay the amount demanded by Ms Akita Kumari. Accordingly the complaint paid an amount of Rs.47 Lakhs in total into the bank accounts given to him by Mr Akita Kumari. Basing on the above complaint a case is registered at Cyber Crime Police Station, Cyberabad and investigated into.
Background of the accused:
1: Diongue Mohammed @ Nwosu Donald Prosper @ Mr Heather Williams
He is the mastermind of this crime. Though he is a Nigerian national, he came to India on Senagal Passport by changing his name from Nwosu Donald Prosper to Diongue Mohammed on Tourist VISA in March, 2018. He purchased the database of abroad job seekers and sends the mail to the job seekers to provide the job in abroad. Initially he traps the job seekers and later he directs A-2, 3 and 4 to lure the job seekers and to collect amount in different names from them.
2: Musa Halimat @ Miss Heather Williams
She is a Nigerian national and came to India on Medical Visa in the month of June, 2016. She is the girl friend of A-1 and supporting him to speak with the victims with the support of other accused.
3: Ndour Alioune @ Benedict Enabulele @ Mr Robert
He is a Nigerian national, but came to India on Senagal Passport by changing his name from Benedict Enabulele to Ndour Alioune on Tourist VISA in the month of Sep, 2018. He is providing technical assistant for creating fake e-mail Ids and sending the mails to the victims. He also chats with the victims by using UK Mobile Number Whatsapp.
4: Mrs Holito Zhimomi @ Ms Akita Kumari:
She hails from Nagaland and married to Francis Aghahon, a Nigerian national in the month of April, 2019 at Nigeria. She assists A-1 for speaking with the victims, by using her name as Ms Akita Kumari and ask them to pay the amounts for arranging job.
5: Petosile Ugha
He is arranging bank accounts to the accused for remitting the amounts by victims.
6: Samson William:
He is arranging bank accounts to the accused for remitting the amounts by victims. Modus Operandi of the Accused: Investigation revealed that, A-1). Mr Diongue Mohammed @ Nwosu Donald Prosper Mr Heather Williams is the mastermind of this crime and whereas A-2). Musa Halimat @ Miss Heather Williams is his girl friend. She is supporting him to spoke with the victims in the name of Miss Heather Williams. A-3). Mr Ndour Alioune @ Benedict @ Mr Robert is providing the technical assistant for creating fake e-mail Ids and sending the mails to the victims. A-4). Mrs Holito Zhimomi @ Akita Kumari spoke with the victims in the name of Ms Akita Kumari and whereas the accused A-5). Petosile Ugha & A-6). Samson William are providing bank accounts for remitting the amounts by victims. A-1 is collecting job seekers database from various job portals and contact them by offering jobs in different international institutions. If anyone responds to the job offer of A-1, then A-2 contact them by using the name of Miss Heather Williams and tell them that she came to India to take the interview of job seekers and also tell that she is carrying Demand Draft of 12 months salary in advance in US dollars. Meanwhile A-4). Mrs Holito Zhimomi contacts the job seekers in the name of Ms Akita Kumari and ask for the amounts to release the Demand Draft in the name of job seeker. A-3). Ndour Alioune @ Benedict creates the fake mail Ids and sends the mails to the job seeker to make them to believe that their process is genuine. In this process the accused lured the complainant and taken an amount of Rs.47 lakhs on the pretext of release of DD of $ 1,75,000/-. As the accused (A-1, 2 and 3) are staying in India illegally even after expiry of their VISA cases will be registered against them under foreigners act also.
Items seized from the accused:
Mobile phones (21) Passports (4): Senagal (2), Nigeria (1), India (1) Laptop (1) Pen Drives (1) Debit Cards (06) SIM Cards (10): UK SIM Cards (6), Nigeria (3) and Tanzania (1) Rs.11 Lakhs cash in bank.
Staff who worked in the case:
1.K.Srinivas, Inspector 2.Ch.Ramaiah, Inspector 3.K.Vijay Vardhan SI. 4.K.Rajendra, SI 5.B.Nand Yadav, PC 5.Venkatesh, PC 6.S Aravind Goud, PC 7.N.Rajkumar, PC 8.R.Satyanarayana, PC 9.M.Sai Kiran Reddy, PC 10.Komaraiah, PC 10.B.Srivani, WPC