Nigerian arrested in India for defrauding 20 people of N16.55m in kidney donation scam

A 32-year-old Nigerian has been arrested by Kolkata police in India for allegedly defrauding 20 people of  Rs 3 crore (about N16.55m) in kidney donation scam.

Police said David Ujma Uba came to India in 2013 on a tourist visa. He stayed in Kolkata, created a fake hospital website and issued an advertisement asking those in need of kidneys to get in touch with him. 

He cheated them after the money was transferred into his bank account.

Realising they have been scammed, the victims filed a complaint with Kolkata cyber crime police in April.

Uba was traced through his phone’s call record details and arrested at his friend’s place in Nagenahalli Dinne near Kothanur.

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