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Online fraud: 3 locals held for assisting Nigerians

  • Published at 10:11 pm July 26th, 2020
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The arrested have been identified as Kayes Hossain, 25, his wife Shahida Khatun, 25, and Sujon Mazhi, 28

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested three Bangladeshis for allegedly assisting the recently busted Nigerian online fraud group opening bank accounts. 

The arrested have been identified as Kayes Hossain, 25, his wife Shahida Khatun, 25, and Sujon Mazhi, 28.

They were arrested from the capital's Jatrabari area on Saturday night in a case filed with Narsingdi’s Shibpur police station in 2018.

As many as 48 checkbooks, four mobile phones, and a debit card were seized from suspects.

CID's Cyber Police Special Superintendent Rezaul Masud confirmed the matter during a press briefing at the force’s headquarters in Dhaka on Sunday.

Police said they are trying to arrest the other members of the fraudster group.

Masud said: “Kayes Hossain is the leader of this local group. He used to send pictures of fake gifts to the victims through his wife's Facebook account. 

“This ring scammed people by offering them business propositions and used the bank accounts to get the money.” 

“The arrested used to open bank accounts in various areas of the country to collect and disburse the money collected from their fraudulent activities. 

“They would get a certain amount of commission from the Nigerians for acting as the middlemen for the scams. However, the Nigerians are the masterminds behind all this,” he added.

He said: ''We are investigating the possibility of bank officials being involved in these scams.”

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