WhatsApp number of OCAC CEO hacked: Main accused arrested from Bangalore

Bhubaneswar: In today’s development regarding the OCAC CEO and additional secretary of the state Electronics and Information Technology (E&IT) department Manoj Kumar Pattnaik’s WhatsApp number hacking case, the alleged main accused has been arrested from Bangalore, informed Odisha Additional Director General (ADG) Crime Branch Sanjeeb Panda.

The alleged accused have been identified as Okwudiri Paschal, a Nigerian national.

Reportedly, the Delhi police arrested Okwudiri from Bangalore following which two members of Odisha Crime Branch have visited Bangalore for further investigation.

Earlier this month, another Nigerian aid, identified as Maurice, was arrested from a rented house in Delhi following which several related information have been extracted from him regarding similar cyber crimes. Maurice was already declared as most wanted by Delhi police.

It is pertinent to mention that a similar incident of cyber crime took place in New Delhi on November 1 where the Nigerian fraudsters used to send malicious links following which they were able to take over that WhatsApp control of the particular user. The main accused in this case, identified as Chimelan Emaluen Anuetalu, was arrested earlier. He was allegedly the mastermind behind all such cyber crimes.

Odisha Crime Branch has been in constant touch with Delhi and Bangalore police teams to crack down the cyber crime.

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