Two Nigerians held on swindling charges

AJMAN — The Ajman Police yesterday nabbed two Nigerian nationals on charges of swindling people.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Mon 22 May 2006, 11:47 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:48 PM

"The two conmen convinced their victims that they had the ability of multiplying their wealth," Major Abdullah Saif, head of the investigation section, told Khaleej Times.

The duo tried to deceive an Arab, RM, by convincing him to give them $240,000 to make it $5 million, he said, adding that a trap was set up after Al Madina Police received a tip-off about the swindlers.

According to Major Saif, the Arab acted as a decoy and set up an appointment to hand over the $240,000 to the swindlers. The swindlers asked the victim and the decoy to pay some more money to buy a special chemical required in their currency multiplying operation. The police raided their apartment, arrested both the Nigerians red-handed, and confiscated five million fake US currency notes from the conmen, he said.

The official said that the two swindlers had entered the country on a business visa which would expire in a week's time. During their stay here, they managed to deceive many people, especially women, he said. "During interrogation, the gang members confessed to their crime and the case was referred to public prosecution," he noted.

Major Saif also cautioned the public to be wary of such conmen who prey on gullible victims.

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