A Nigerian man pleaded not guilty at the Magistrate’s Court in Malaysia to two counts of cheating two women whom he befriended on Facebook of RM10,500.
Collins Sparklys Obianke, 33, who entered the country using a student pass, was charged separately before magistrate Mohd Azali Ibrahim and magistrate Salamiah Salleh.
Before Azali, Obianke was charged with cheating S. Vanitha, 31, by promising her that he could supply a package containing a mobile phone, three pairs of shoes, three necklaces, a laptop, suitcase and other items, as well as money in the amount of US$20,000 which prompted Vanitha to deposit RM7,500 into a Maybank account owned by Mislia Jamaat.
The offence was allegedly committed at Maybank UEP, Subang Jaya, between 1.34pm on August 24 and 9.19am the next day.
Before Salamiah, Obianke was charged with inducing Foo Pooi Yun, 38, to deposit RM3,000 into Noor Idawati Abdul Hamid’s Maybank account using the same modus operandi, at Bukit Puchong, here, at 3.41pm on September 14.
For both offences, the accused was charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code which provides for a prison sentence of up to 10 years and caning as well as a fine, if found guilty. Azali set bail at RM5,000 with in surety and Salamiah at RM6,000 also in one surety.
The court also ordered Obianke to surrender his passport and fixed February 19 for mention. Deputy public prosecutors N. Sivashangari and Siti Fatimah Yahya appeared for the prosecution while counsel L. A. Gomes represented the accused.
The Malaysian Insider