5 Nigerian Students Studying in a Malaysian University Arrested Over N125.2 Million Internet Scam

Published 4 years ago by: Giwa bayo
at 10:27 AM, 7/07/2015 (4 years ago)

(11807 | Hero) (m)


Five Nigerian students in Malaysia have been arrested and detained over their alleged involvement in N125.2 million Internet scam. The five students are said to be aged between 20 and 30, and are reportedly working towards degrees in Information Technology-related fields at a premier college in Kuala Lumpur. Two local women, aged 40 and 55, who are the owners of the accounts used to perpetrate the fraud, have also been arrested.
Police seized five laptops, 20 smart phones, ATM cards, SIM cards and documents believed to have been used to con their victims. He said police launched “Operation Merpati” after receiving a report from the owner of an ice block producing factory in George Town who claimed he had been cheated by the syndicate.
The 62-year-old victim said he received an e-mail from the syndicate in March, informing him that he was among 50 recipients selected to receive RM15.9 million from the government of the United States. “The e-mail requested the victim to follow certain procedures to ensure he did not miss the opportunity. Convinced by the contents of the e-mail, the victim carried out 51 transactions involving money, to accounts numbers given by the syndicate before realising it was a scam. He later lodged a police report,” he said. Azmi said initial investigations revealed that the syndicate had conned several victims to the tune of RM2.4 million. Police have also found transactions involving up to RM1 million that were banked in a neighbouring country.

Problem with this article? Please contact us


PoliticxGuru at 10:33 AM, 7/07/2015 (4 years ago)
(14192 | Hero) (m)

Bomb explosion an hour ago at Secretariat of  Zaria local government, Kaduna state, many feared dead and several wounded....... Lord have mercy on us all
Reply
beneno at 10:38 AM, 7/07/2015 (4 years ago)
(25964 | Addicted Hero) (m)

ooooooooh
Reply
Ken1230 at 10:49 AM, 7/07/2015 (4 years ago)
(3084 | Gistmaniac) (m)

20 people killed in Zaria
Posted at 10:20
The governor of Kaduna state in northern Nigeria, Nasir El-Rufa'i, has said at least 20 people were killed in the suspected suicide attack targeting civil servants in Zaria city.
Reply
royalsam450 at 12:52 PM, 7/07/2015 (4 years ago)
(828 | Upcoming) (m)

100 people killed in u.s wescos area at 10.am u.s time today
With the investigation carred out so far the boko haram have take over wescos in united state of america
Reply
echeeche at 05:24 PM, 7/07/2015 (4 years ago)
(9429 | Hero) (m)

nawao oh
Reply
elchymo at 11:40 PM, 14/08/2015 (4 years ago)
(22529 | Addicted Hero) (m)

Na wa oo. Everybody wan get money by force
Reply
moralemike07 at 01:07 AM, 9/01/2016 (3 years ago)
(3859 | Gistmaniac) (m)

This is not good.
Reply

LATEST COMMENTS

  1. DMG17 on: Aisha Buhari Apologizes For Embarrassment She Has Caused Nigerians In The Leaked Video
    NONSENSE. WHO CARES? ... 41 mins ago
  2. kp45 on: Nigeria Labour Council (NLC) Set To Commence Nationwide Strike Tomorrow Over Minimum Wage
    Fake NLC, not as infective anymore. ... 1 hr ago
  3. kp45 on: Shortage Of Funds Makes Nigerian Govt Stopped States From Rehabilitating Federal Roads - Fayemi
    Failed leaders... 1 hr ago
  4. nonsovin on: "Unfollow Me" - Actress, Halima Abubakar Replies A Troll Who Called Her Shapeless Amoeba
    TRASH!!!... 1 hr ago
  5. smart61 on: Concerned Nigerian, Onyekachi Okafor Writes An Open Letter To Aisha Buhari (Read)
    [quote author=willyking link=topic=403546.msg5578763#msg5578763 date=1571251056]another educated mum... 1 hr ago