A 37-year-old Nigerian national, who created a fake look alike website of Fortis Hospital and Kidney Institute, Kolkata, India and floating an advertisement asking for kidney donations was sentenced to two years of rigorous imprisonment along with fine of Rs 1 lakh on Friday, August 3.
David Uzoma Ubah was arrested from a rented accommodation in Bengaluru on October 4 last year.
A resident of Lagos, he was brought to the city on transit remand and was charged under IPC sections (420 and 467) dealing with cheating and forgery along with sections under Information Technology Act.
Ubah was arrested based on a complaint filed by Mohit Arora, the facility director of the hospital at Rashbehari Avenue in Kolkata.
He was lodged in an Alipore jail before a Bankshall court recently sentenced him to two years imprisonment.
“In the advertisement Ubah had sought for kidney donors and had claimed that the donors would be compensated by the hospital itself.
In another website mentioning the name of the hospital, another similar advertisement was floated with the name and mobile number of a doctor, claimed to have been associated with the hospital,” said a senior officer at Lalbazar.