2 Africans Held For Duping Businessman
Two African nationals who allegedly duped a Delhi-based businessman of around Rs 80 lakh, targeting him during the India-Africa summit here, on the pretext of providing him fake dollar notes worth a million, have been arrested. The complainant, who trades in JCB machines and tractor parts, told the police that the accused -- identified as Nya Alain alias Glory from Cameroon and Mwanza Nawej Yesh alias Michael from Congo -- approached him during the India-Africa summit and said they wanted to invest in his business. One of them even claimed that his father was the prime aide of Cameroon's President. The duo offered the businessman 1 million dollar notes painted with "a specialised black ink" which they had allegedly got cleared by the customs. They told the complainant that they needed more sophisticated ink to process the fake notes and make them look original. On the pretext of expenditure for technology, the duo took Rs 30 lakh and 50 lakh from the complainant on two separate occasions but the fake dollars were never given to him. When they demanded Rs 42 lakh more, the businessman turned suspicious and informed the police. Yesterday, the police laid a trap and arrested the duo. From their possession, the police has recovered Rs 25,000 cash, fake dollar notes, two bottles of the chemical used in cleansing of the fake notes and a kit to polish the black dollars.