Four African cheats arrested

Four African cheats arrested

Four Africans have been arrested with fake US dollars with face value of two million and raw material to print fake dollars at Chanakyapuri. A Gurgaon-based sales manager helped police nab the accused after he was duped of around Rs 27 lakh.

On May 19, a police control room call was received at Chanakyapuri police station mentioning that some persons were to come near Taj Hotel after committing a theft in Gurgaon.

A team of local police reached the spot and nabbed the accused near Netherlands Embassy.

The accused have been identified as Mathew Bobsy Imonitie of Nigeria, Ouattara Djebo Lazar of Ivory Coast, Timothee Moleka of Congo and Tibidje Yves of Ivory Coast.

The complainant, Manjit Chadha, reported that the men persons had cheated him.
He was advised to give his complaint in writing so that all the facts could be understood and proper action initiated as per law

In his complainant, Manjit said he was looking to procure a super-bike and came across an advertisement on OLX in February. The ad claimed to be selling a Suzuki Hayabusa for a mere Rs 3.5 lakh against a market value of Rs 15 lakh.

He reached out to an individual named Anil Patil from Mumbai, who then offered to sell his bike at Rs 3.5 lakh.

“The price of the bike was extracted in advance and he was then asked to look at buying high-end luxury cars at throwaway prices,” said S B S Tyagi, Additional Commissioner of Police (New Delhi).

He ended up paying Rs 3.5 lakh to Anil over twomonths.

Anil then went missing, but forwarded Manjit’s phone number to a man named James who while claiming to have access to similar cars and bikes, got him contacted to a person called Mathew.

Mathew met him in person on March 17 at Ambience Mall in Gurgaon. Mathew then proceeded to show Manjit a black paper note which he cleaned with a chemical mix exposing a US dollar.

“Manjit’s interest lied solely in getting access to a car or bike, but these individuals forced him to instead only look at the currency conversion,” Tyagi added.

They then started forcing Manjit to give them money for the purpose of procuring chemicals needed to clean a large consignment of black paper bills. Manjit was mentally traumatised, constantly cajoled to give them money.

Over a period of two months, Manjit gave the group around Rs 27 lakh. In order to capture the group, Manjit told the group to meet him in front of Taj Hotel, where Manjit with the help of local police nabbed them.