Kohsar police have arrested a Nigerian man identified as Lamido Ogbeh for allegedly defrauding a Pakistani man of Rs35 million (almost N194million), in Islamabad.
Ogbeh, according to reports was arrested after the victim, Muhammad Arif, lodged a complaint against him on Saturday. According to Arif’s statement to the police, Ogbeh while impersonating a British national telephoned him from a UK number and offered to help him. Ogbeh told him to deposit the amount in a bank account so that his shipment from the UK could be cleared and delivered to him. Arif, said he deposited the amount in the given bank account.
The cash was withdrawn by a man named Asif from a bank in Islamabad’s F-7 area. When no shipment was delivered, the victim contacted the account holder, Asif, who told him that he withdrew the amount and handed it over to a foreigner named Joseph.
The police tracked down the said foreigner who was identified as Ogbeh, a Nigerian national living in Pakistan on a business visa. The supposed victim maintained in his complaint that Ogbeh also uses several other bank accounts maintained by Asif Masih, Saqib Masih, and Ashfaq Masih. Police suspected that the accused might have defrauded other people as well.