The Police in Bangladesh have arrested 15 more Nigerians over an alleged Facebook gift scam.
They include: Nzubechukwu Eugene Dara (30), Chukwuma John Okechukwu (40), Uchenna Damian Emesiani (30), Chisom Anthonoy Ekwenze (35), Simon Ifechukwude Okafor (30) and Henry Osita Okechukwu (31).
Others are: Ifeanyi Johnpaul Chinweze (32), Okeke Peter (32), Emeka Donatus (48), Gozie Onyedo (47), Peter Chika Akpu (48), Obinna Sunday (40), Nwanna Young (34), Jeremiah Chukwudi Ezeobi (34) and Stephen Ozioma Obiakoeze (34).
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested them in separate drives on August 27 and recovered nine laptops, 22 mobile phones and five account diaries from their possessions.
“They open Facebook and WhatsApp accounts, posing as female soldiers of the US army and send friend requests to unsuspecting people,” CID Additional DIG Sheikh Rezaul Haider told newsmen at a press briefing .
He added: “When the victims accept their request, the frauds easily make close relations over social networking sites and want to send them valuables as gifts.
“At one stage, the frauds start to realize money from the victims, saying it is needed to pay the customs duty to release the gift items from the airport.”
The CID official further said the arrestees are members of an international gang of frauds and they have realized huge sums from many people in Bangladesh.
(The Nation Online)