The CBI has arrested a Nigerian national for allegedly duping people of their money through an online lottery racket.
Osin Daniel alias Ogbegboro Emmanuel Richard was on Monday remanded in judicial custody till December 24 by Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Manish Yaduvanshi.
Osin was arrested by the CBI on December 6 and has been booked for the offences of cheating, cheating by impersonation and criminal conspiracy under the IPC and also under the provisions of the Information Technology Act.
The CBI said Osin was arrested after the probe agency received two similar complaints, one from a resident of New Delhi and other from Mohali near Chandigarh.
Both the persons complained that they had received e-mails from two different e-mail ids informing them that they have won award of £7,50,000 and £50,00,000 respectively.
Thereafter, some mails were exchanged between them during which they were asked to deposit money in two bank accounts for claiming the award.
Subsequently, the complainants started receiving e-mails from ids like 'cbi-investigation-dept@indian police' containing the name of one Vijay Shankar, Desk of Directors, CBI, to convince these persons for sending the money, the agency told the court.
The CBI has, during its probe, found Osin running the racket.