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Nigerian held for promising `jackpot` money

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

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

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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