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OCAC CEO WhatsApp hack: 3 including prime accused arrested

23/11/2021 at 11:01 AM

Bhubaneswar, Nov 23: The Delhi police has arrested Nigerian national Okwudiri Paschal and his two associates from Bengaluru in connection with the hacking of WhatsApp account of OCAC CEO Manoj Kumar Pattnaik.

“The main accused Okwudiri Paschal and his two associates have been arrested. A two-member Crime Branch team from Odisha is on their way to Bengaluru for interrogation,” informed Crime Branch ADG Sanjeeb Panda.

Worth mentioning, the WhatsApp account of OCAC CEO Manoj Kumar Pattnaik was hacked. The fraudster demanded money from his relatives by impersonating him.

Assuming the message to be genuine, five contacts had transferred Rs 7 lakh to the bank accounts shared by the fraudster.

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