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Inheritance Scam: Nigerian man arrested in Malaysia for allegedly duping 59-year-old woman of over N12m

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Inheritance Scam: Nigerian man arrested in Malaysia for allegedly duping 59-year-old woman of over N12m

A 41-year-old Nigerian student has been arrested in Selangor, Malaysia, for allegedly duping a school headmistress out of almost N13 million.

Nwaokorie Chikezi Patrick, a private college student, faces 24 charges of cheating the 59-year-old woman of more than RM140,000, using a non-existent inheritance said to be worth RM2.4mil.

Inheritance Scam: Nigerian man arrested in Malaysia for allegedly duping 59-year-old woman of over N12m

Nwaokorie pleaded not guilty after the charges were read out before Sessions judge Nurul Mardhiah Mohammed Reza on Friday, April 16, in Kuala Kubu Baru, the district capital Hulu Selangor District.

He was accused of tricking the headmistress into transferring RM141,262 to a bank account held by Adzatul Natasyah Adnan, 27, to claim the inheritance, which he had claimed was from his father.

All the offenses were allegedly committed at a school here between Feb 4 and March 4, 2021.

Earlier, deputy public prosecutor Yong Ching Hong applied for an RM10,000 bail with two local sureties because the accused is a foreigner.

“Please impose additional conditions on the accused, namely to surrender his passport to the court and report himself to the nearest police station,” he said.

Defense counsel M. Tharuma Ratnam said: “My client is married to a Malaysian and has two children. He also cooperated with the police throughout the probe.”

The court allowed bail at RM72,000 with two sureties for all charges and ordered the accused to surrender his passport to the court until the disposal of the case.

The court set June 4 for mention.

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