The Nigerian newspaper The Punch reported that a Nigerian Okhai Prince Albert has been arrested in Delhi, India for an alleged international internet scam. The Delhi police arrested him for duping an Indian Rs.650, 000 (N 2.05 million).The police arrested the Nigerian at the Ashoka Hotel in Chanakyapuri. The incident came to lime light after victim Khozaima Gabu a resident of Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh registered a complaint with the Delhi Police economic offences wing.
Gabu informed the Police that he received an e-mail few months ago stating that he had won a lottery of Rs.20 million (N 63 million).The mail mentioned that in order to claim that amount he had to deposit Rs.50,000 (N 157, 722) in an ICICI bank account. After depositing the money, Gabu received a series of mails demanding him to deposit more money in order to collect his prize money. In total Gabu has deposited Rs.650, 000. Gabu was asked to collect his jackpot from the South African high Commission in Delhi. When Gabu went there, Albert demanded him more money asking him to come to Ashoka hotel in two days. This time Gabu approached the police and Albert was caught red-handed. Albert has confessed his involvement in scam and has told that he has transferred the money to his accomplices in Nigeria.