Woman in US charged after hoax 999 calls
ARMED POLICE SWOOP ON FAMILY HOME AFTER BOGUS ACCUSATIONS
A WOMAN in the US has been charged with cyber harassment following allegations she was behind bogus 999 calls which twice prompted armed police to raid a family home in Oldham.
Nibah Gazi, 40, of Sullivan Court, in New Jersey, is accused of committing cyber harassment in that she did ‘continually, over the last several months, post, call, swat the victim through the use of the internet and other electronic devices,’ according to court documents. In America, ‘swatting’ refers to bogus reports designed to ensure police or SWaT (Special Weapons and Tactics) teams are called to an address.
Ms Gazi is charged with harassing promoter Rangzib Nazir, 51, from Oldham. The M.E.N. has reported how armed police twice carried out early morning raids at the family home of Mr Nazir, owner of Lockdown Promotions. On the first occasion, he woke his daughter, 18, son, 21 and parents, both in their 70s, to show the officers they had come to no harm following false accusations of abuse. A week later armed police visited his property again. The raids and other visits by unarmed officers followed a series of hoax calls, according to GMP. Mr Nazir had faced a series of false online allegations that he abused his children. Promoter Mr Nazir told the M.E.N he was contacted on December 12 last year by someone who was interested in booking some acts for an event in the US. He became worried when his contact revealed Rangzib Nazir herself to be a woman - she had previously claimed to be a man and suggested it would be ‘fun’ to put cameras in the room to secretly record the young acts.
When he told her he wanted nothing more to do with the deal, she is said to have vowed to ‘destroy’ him and call him a paedophile online.
Mr Nazir said: “She started putting messages up on social media that I’m a paedophile and my associates are paedophiles and that my colleagues are all part of a grooming group.”
Following our story, an official at New Jersey Courts, forwarded to the M.E.N. details of the single charge Ms Gazi faces.
She called the M.E.N. and denied the allegation.
Other people have also claimed they were trolled.
They include a DJ, Rizwan Mahmood, also known as Rzi Riz, found police had smashed down the front door of his home in Thorncomb Road, Moss Side, on September 20 after a false report that a child was being killed inside the property.
Rangzib Nazir, who has been the victim of harassment