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Supreme Court issues notice in plea filed by Nigerian accused of duping a man of Rs 67 lakh

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New Delhi Sept 6(ILNS): The Supreme Court today issued a notice in a plea filed by a Nigerian National accused of duping a man to the tune of Rs 66,99,400/- after enticing him to purchase the “Akigbara Seeds” which is used as one of the ingredients in medicine for the treatment of cancer, in order to make substantially huge profits.

A three-Judge Bench comprised of Chief Justice NV Ramana, and Justice Surya Kant & Justice AS Bopanna has issued notice on his plea filed against the order of the Bombay High Court which had dismissed his bail application and granted bail to another co-accused Emeka Fever Eforchinachi on certain terms and conditions who posed by name of Adity Sharma and operated the laptop, mobile phone and other electronic gadgets involved in the commission of the offense.

The allegations against Mike Kevin Philip are that he induced the complainant Khushal Tiwari to deposit a hefty amount in 9 different bank accounts. Before the accounts got frozen, Mike and the other accused person withdrew the amount from the 100 bank accounts that he and the other accused persons had opened. Mike Kevin, a Nigerian National was charged for the offense under sections 420, 465, 468, 469, 471 IPC, and section 66(c) and 669(d) of the IT Act.

Background

The background of the case is that one Usha Ferdinent approached the complainant through Facebook and introduced herself as Marketing Assistant working for a company based in London that manufactures medicines for cancer and AIDS and one of the ingredients is the seeds of Akigbara. It was informed to the complainant that her company purchases seeds from Japan-based concerns. An offer was made by Usha Ferdinend to Khushal Tiwari that he would gain more profit if he purchases Akigbara seeds and sells them to her company and suggested to contact one Adity Sharma to procure seeds. 66 lacs were paid in advance as consideration to various bank accounts as per instructions.

When the complainant went to see Adity Sharma, he was untraceable. Thereafter complainant Khushal Tiwari realized that he was duped by the hands of Nigerian National and Emeka Fever (lady)./ILNS/KY/KR/SNG

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