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Cybercrime Police Arrest Ghanaian National for Online Fraud

The North East Cyber ​​Crime Police, while pursuing cyber fraud, arrested a 26-year-old Ghanaian national who not only stayed too long in the city but also carried out cyber frauds to deceive people online.

Based on a complaint, the police tracked down the accused through the CDR and bank account details he was using, intercepted the motorbike he was riding and detained him for questioning.

Probe revealed that defendant Samuel Christian stayed too long in the city after his travel documents expired and engaged in racketeering, police said.

Along with his associate, identified as Happiness, he borrowed debit cards and bank details from two people in Tripura and used them to divert the fraud money to their account.

The defendants also allegedly borrowed the SIM cards in the names of the various people who use them to deceive people online.

Christian smashed a phone to the ground as soon as he was caught to destroy the evidence. Police seized the damaged cell phone along with another phone he was using, three SIM cards and two debit cards.

The modus operandi was that the accused deceived people using different methods including offering them online jobs, luring them with lottery money and updating KYC. The money would then be diverted to the bank accounts belonging to two people in Tripura, whose debit card the accused was using. The accused was also suspected of paying money to bank account holders for the use of their account, which is under investigation, a police officer said.