Nigerian held for promising `jackpot` money
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Last Updated: Sunday, June 12, 2011, 21:01
Daman: Silvassa Crime Branch on Sunday arrested a Nigerian national from outside Mumbai airport in connection with a fraud jackpot case, police said.

Silvassa crime branch in-charge KB Mahanjan said that Raymond Andra Odee was arrested outside Santacruz airport in Mumbai with the help of their Mumbai counterparts.

Earlier, an FIR was lodged against the accused by the city-based Manoj Kothari stating that he had received many calls and emails claiming that he had won a jackpot of Rs 40 lakh and he could claim the amount only after depositing Rs 40,000.

Kothari, however, did not give in to the temptation and registered a complaint with Silvassa police who then laid a trap to nab Odee.

As per the plan, Kothari asked the suspect where to deposit the said amount to which Odee asked him to come to Mumbai with the money at a shop outside the airport, police said.

Subsequently, police nabbed Odee and seized five mobile phones from him. He was then brought to Silvassa where the crime branch was probing whether the Nigerian had duped others by promising the 'jackpot.'

Daman and Dadra Nagar Haveli Inspector General of Police, Muktesh Chandra, said that similar cases were reported in the past also.


First Published: Sunday, June 12, 2011, 21:01

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