A 43-year-old Nigerian man, Remigius Duru Okonkwo was brought before Phnom Penh court, Cambodia on June 17, for defrauding a Vietnamese businesswoman of $356,000 USD.
According to the victim
identified as Darg Mai Nga, on January 2018, she met the suspect via
social media. On January 10, the suspect went to Hanoi to meet the
victim, and convinced her to invest in a brick-making factory in
The suspect took the victim to visit Cambodia to see
the the factory site, and told her that it belonged to his friend. The
victim believed his story and she decided to invest in the business.
The victim subsequently transferred money 5 times to a bank account, sending US$ 356,000 in total.
After receiving all the money, the suspect turned off his phone so the victim was unable to contact him for a while.
June 15, the suspect called the victim, and told her that the factory
was nearly completed, but he needed her to invest another US$150,000.
that, the victim didn't believe the suspect anymore, so she made an
appointment to meet in Cambodia again, and called the police, who
arrested the suspect when he came to meet her.
Nigerian man arrested in Cambodia for scamming Vietnamese businesswoman out of $356,000
Tuesday, 19 June 2018