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$217,000 Fraud: Security Operatives Arrest Akeredolu (Photo)

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  • Akeredolu created reportedly claimed to be a captain at a ship in the United Kingdom.

Security operatives in India have reportedly arrested a 48-year-old Nigerian man identified as Joseph Akeredolu for allegedly duping a diamond broker from south Mumbai of $217,000.

The Indian police revealed that the suspect was part of a gang that creates fake accounts on social media, lure people through the accounts, and then dupes them under the pretext of sending gifts.

According to the police, Akeredolu created a profile under the name of a non-existing woman, Alex Zendra, and claimed to be a captain at a ship in the United Kingdom.

Security Operatives Arrest Akeredolu

Security Operatives Arrest Akeredolu
The suspect, Joseph Akeredolu.

Daily Post reported that a diamond broker, who resides in Girgaon said the suspect sent her a video in which the suspect showed her branded shoes, gold chains, watches, and US dollars.

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