The passport, visa and other documents of Eibeh Celestine are yet to be recovered (Representational)
A 35-year-old Nigerian man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly molesting a woman inside a lift at a society area in Sector 134 in Noida, police said.
The man, Eibeh Celestine, is on a medical visa in India for getting a treatment done at a private hospital here, they said.
“The man got into a lift of the building in the society at around 10 pm on Monday night in which a woman was also present. Inside the lift, he attempted to molest her, used indecent words and asked for the woman’s phone number. She gave him a wrong phone number and soon alerted the police,” a police official said citing the first information report (FIR) lodged at Sector 20 Police Station.
They said Eibeh was detained last night on the basis of a complaint filed by the woman, but her family initially did not want any case registered.
“But today they got the case registered and Eibeh Celestine was arrested under section 354 (molestation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC),” the official said.
The police said they are yet to recover the Nigerian’s passport and visa documents.
“Information about his arrest has been conveyed to the Nigeria Embassy via appropriate channel. We are waiting for more details about Eibeh from there,” they said.