Posted by Timige, On 15 Mar, 2022 | Updated On 28 Mar, 2022 No Comments »
Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with over 200 million people. Millions of Nigerians are scatter abroad and are engaged in various professions like medicine, engineering, I. T. and so on. Very few Nigerians are into illegal deals. Part of those into illegal deals are Nigerian scammer in Malaysia.
Scammers in Malaysia May Not be All Nigerians
It is possible that not all scammers in Malaysia are Nigerians. The fact is that online fraudsters may not have been flourishing in Malaysia if Malaysians themselves have not been aiding and abating them. They may even be Malaysians and other nationals. Just because they are engaging some form of the Nigerian style of scheming doesn’t mean they’re from Nigeria. As far as that goes, I would also tend to doubt they are staying in Malaysia.
For instance, six internet scammers were arrested in Bangkok, Thailand – Ms Punyawee Chusinjiraphat, 46; Mr Ezeneche Uzochukwu Jorome, 44; Ms Sasithorn Nuankaew, 22; Mr Sudjai Kamnon, 34; Mr Thotsaphol Siripru, 33, and Mr Nirandon Thianthavorn, 29. Five are Thailand citizens while one is a Nigerian. They were arrested between 2020 and 2021 for fraud about 200 million baht (about $6 million).
Nigerian Scammers Arrested in Malaysia
Awolola Oladayo Opeyemi and Awolola Gbolahan Ayobami
Awolola Oladayo Opeyemi, 37 and Awolola Gbolahan Ayobami, 40 are Nigerian online fraudsters based in Malaysia. The duo were arrested in Malaysia in May 2019 but remanded and prosecuted in Singapore. This is because the victims of the crime they arrested for were Singaporeans.
Opeyemi’s crimes in the proceeded charges involve more than S$551,000, while Ayobami’s involve S$150,000. Opeyemi and Ayobami are sentenced on December 7, 2021 to 60 months and 50 months jail respectively.
Hope Olusegun Aroke
Olusegun is another Nigerian scammer based in Malaysia. Following his arrest in 2012, the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) said the then Malaysia-based student was the arrow head of an intricate web of internet fraud schemes that traverse two continents.
Hope Olusegun Aroke was involved a proceed of about $1m (£773,000) He is now serving a 24-year prison sentence in Nigeria.
Innocent Uchechukwu Christian
Innocent Uchechukwu Christian, 27, a Nigerian scammer in Malaysia was arrested and charged in Kuala Lumpur. His arrest came after he defrauded a real estate company manager of RM339,610 (this is about 80487 US Dollar). The plea after the charge was read out by an interpreter in English before Judge Hasbullah Adam who set Dec 31 for sentencing and hearing the facts of the case.
Uchechukwu pleaded guilty at the Sessions Court in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday December 29, 2020. The Nigerian scammer was arrested and charged with hi Malaysian fiance, M. Suvitha, 38. Suvitha pleaded not guity of the same charge.
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