Nigerian held for cheating DySP's son

A 30-year-old African national has been arrested for cheating a DySP's son of more than Rs 14 lakh in R T Nagar. Steve Owen alias Hussain is a Nigerian and a resident of Ramamurthy Nagar.

According to police, Owen had come to the city on a business visa five years ago and he had cheated the senior police officer's son on the pretext of giving him a job in Scotland that would pay him Rs 1.44 crore per year. The incident occurred around nine months ago and a cheating complaint was lodged at R T Nagar police station.

The police officer's son was an MBA graduate and a job aspirant who had uploaded his details to a website seeking job. Owen contacted him on the pretext of getting him an HR executive post in a Scotland-based company and the offer letter was shown to him on a fake letterhead of the company.

The Nigerian then sought his commission of Rs. 14.3 lakh which was transferred to his account promptly by the victim. After the money transfer, the Nigerian's mobile number was switched off. The victim then realised that he was cheated. He informed the matter to his father and registered a complaint with the R T Nagar police.

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