Ghana national nabbed for duping ex-soldier of Rs 6 lakh
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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 23:16
Bangalore: A 26-year-old Ghana national was arrested here today on arrival from Delhi for allegedly duping an ex-serviceman here of Rs six lakh by sending him a text message that he had won one million dollars cash prize and then getting him to pay the amount in instalments.

The accused, Akachi, pursuing his Bachelors in Business Administration at Delhi was arrested soon after he landed at Bengaluru International Airport, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-East) division, Basavaraj Malagatti said.

After announcing the prize, Akachi asked the ex-soldier, Tejappa, to pay a certain amount to get it. Tejappa credited amounts ranging from Rs 30,000 to Rs 1.30 lakh, totally amounting to Rs six lakh to a certain bank account number, which was received through another message, Malagatti said.

He said Tejappa's suspicions were aroused when he got a message, saying he would receive the prize only if he paid another Rs 20 lakh, followed by another one that half the prize money would be paid if he (Tejappa) paid Rs 10 lakh as "final settlement".

Tejappa then lodged a complaint with police who laid a trap. Akachi was told that the money would be delivered to him in the city and he was apprehended as soon as he arrived.

"It does not appear to be the handiwork of one person and is yet to be ascertained who else is involved in the racket", Malagatti said.


First Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 23:16

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