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CID arrests 22, including 16 Nigerians, accused of committing fraud

  • Published at 06:26 pm July 9th, 2020
Some of the arrested 22 people, including 16 Nigerian citizens, arrested by Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for alleged involvement with international credit card forgery and embezzlement of money through social media on Thursday, July 9, 2020 Collected

They have stolen confidential information including PIN numbers of real credit card holders

The Cyber Police of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested 22 people, including 16 Nigerian citizens, for alleged involvement with international credit card forgery and embezzlement of money through social media. 

CID Cyber Police’s Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Shah Alam confirmed the matter in a press briefing on Thursday. 

Online shop Chaldal.com lodged a complaint regarding that their customers were charged in their credit cards, even when they did not buy anything from Chaldal, the DIG said.

When investigating the matter, CID was able to track some people who were carrying on with the fraudulent act. 

Later, they arrested them from different areas of Dhaka city on Tuesday. “We also recovered two laptops, eight mobile phones, one hard disk, 16 bank cards, 26 gold boxes along with cash Tk1,68,000 from their possession,” the CID DIG added.

The arrestees are -- Nizam Uddin, 22, Rehanur Hasan Rashed, 20, Anwar Parvez, 22, and Al-Amin, 22.     

During the primary interrogation, CID obtained information that the arrestees also made purchases of different products from Aarong and other online shops through the duplicate cards. They committed the fraud by stealing confidential information, including the PIN numbers of the real credit card holders, Shah Alam said during the press briefing.

A case has been filed against them in Banani police station under the Digital Security Act. The accused have already pleaded guilty and given statements under Section 164 before the court. 

Meanwhile in another incident, a person complained to the CID of becoming a victim regarding parcel delivery in which one Nigerian as well as two Bangladeshis from Dhaka were arrested. Later, they also arrested 15 Nigerian from Dhaka’s Pallabi area, the senior police official said,

The arrestees are – Imran Hossain, Harun-or-Rashid and the Nigerian citizens are-- Chimezie Oyema, Agina Chukwujekwu, Chimaobi Attah Gabriel, Kenechukwu Stanley Mba, Okeke Celestine Abuchi, Uzoegbo Samuel Ekene, Ufochukwu Tochukwu Uchenna, Obuka Sunday Emmanuel Father, Ndommadu China, Enugwulike Anthony Okwudiri, Chibuike Ezeonyi Obinwanne, Ugochukwu Darlington Chikelu, Kenechukwu Charles Onwuachu, OzoRmgbo Henry Ejike, Chibuzor Nwaneti Victor and Anoruka Ginika Francis. 

Shah Alam said this group embezzled money through fraudulent means on social media platforms. 

According to the information given by the accused, a huge quantity of garment products were found fraudulently purchased from a warehouse in Pallabi, Mirpur. 

After reviewing their passport and visas, it was found out that they were staying in Bangladesh with work permits, although they claimed themselves to be businessmen, he added.

All the accused were sent to jail after the remand.

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