The individual, identified as Robinhood Okoh, a 39-year-old Nigerian citizen residing in Delhi, had been enticing young girls and women on Facebook and Instagram with the promise of valuable parcels.
Using his charm and impressive credentials, the fraudster had sent friend requests to the victims and lured them in with tales of his pilot and doctor professions. He then pretended to send them valuable parcels and posed as a customs officer to extort large sums of money from them. In one instance, he swindled Rs 11.4 lakh from a 51-year-old woman by coercing her into paying for customs clearance.
The accused had used the same technique to defraud other women. After discovering the ruse, the Pune Cyber Police quickly took action and tracked down the accused in Delhi. They apprehended him and confiscated incriminating materials, including four mobile phones, one hard disk, a pen drive, 15 SIM cards, and seven debit cards.
The investigation was conducted under the leadership of Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ramnath Pokle, DCP (EOW and Cyber) Shriniwas Ghadge, and ACP Vijay Palasule, with a team of many officers.