Gurgaon: A 22-year-old Nigerian national has been arrested here for purchasing liquor using a fake debit card, police said on Thursday.

Kamal Singh, an accountant with liquor vendor ADS Associates, filed a police complaint at the Sector 5 police station that his firm was cheated of Rs.6,500 by three Nigerian nationals, one of whom was later identified as Dlajide Soloman.

The three Nigerians came to the liquor store in Rajiv Nagar area, bought 11 bottles of wine and paid Rs.6,500 through debit card. Later, the store received a message from HDFC’s Chennai branch that the debit card used was a fake, the accountant said in his police complaint.

The man was arrested in Chhattarpur area of south Delhi where he was staying.

He told police he came to India on an education visa but did not take admission in any institute.

The Nigerian was arrested under the Foreigners Act, and on charges of theft and cheating, a police official told IANS, adding that his passport was yet to recovered.

The other two accomplices were yet to be arrested.

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