Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Police have arrested a Nigerian national from New Delhi in connection with a 2010 online lottery fraud case in which a man from Warangal district of the state was duped to the tune of Rs 36.50 lakh. Based on information given by New Delhi-based Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO), Chris Uche Johnson alias Richard Campbell was detained at FRRO, after which a police team from CID went to Delhi and arrested him last week.
Chris, the prime accused in the case, was brought to Hyderabad on a transit warrant, Additional Director General of Police T Krishna Prasad said Hyderabad on Monday. AP Police had earlier arrested another accused in the case named Ude Ernest Erochukwu alias Philips from New Delhi in 2011. Based on his confessional statement, a Look-out-Circular was issued against Chris, the CID official said.
During interrogation, Chris confessed that he along with his associates Philips and Chimdiadi Njoku (absconding) had told the complainant that he had won a promotional 2010 lottery worth 5,00,000 pounds. However, they later demanded Rs 36.50 lakh from the victim time to time as processing charges, customs duty, etc, which he paid to them, Krishna Prasad said.