According to bdnews24, a Bangladeshi online website, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police in Bangladesh have detained 11 Nigerians for their involvement in a Facebook scam.
The Nigerians, together with one Bangladeshi, were arrested on suspicion of acquiring money from people under the false pretense of exchanging their Bangladeshi Taka for US dollars.
The suspects were captured in separate operations in Dhaka, the country’s capital city, on Wednesday, police said in a press conference on Thursday.
The Nigerian are Henri Osita Okechukwu, Chisom Emmanuel Obiajulu, Okeke Peter, Obinna Sunday, Oneka Amba, Chisom Anthonoy Ekwenze, Okeyea Azubike, Anuyarah Ojuyemena Daniel, Anuruka Jinika Francis, Luke and Domado Chinedo.
“The other members of the gang swindled people out of huge amounts of money with promises of expensive gifts and investment after developing a virtual friendship with fake Facebook ID as an American or European citizen.”
Some of the items recovered from the arrested suspects include a dollar ‘trick’ machine, 17 phones, two laptops, chemical bottles and copies of warrants of different cases.
According to Aktar, a number of Bangladeshi citizens, apart from Chadni, were also involved with the gang, adding that legal action had been taken against the apprehended suspects.