A manhunt for 6 Nigerians who kidnapped and tortured their compatriot, has been launched by Cambodian police.
Though a Cambodian woman was arrested on Sunday, August 19, the Cambodian police is still searching for her six Nigerian accomplices over the incident which occurred at Sen Sok district, Phnom Penh.
It was gathered that 46-year-old Iroegbu Uche Andrew sustained injuries to his back and cheek, after he was confined and tortured with an iron on Saturday, by the Nigerians who demanded $5,000 ransom.
However he escaped after two of the suspects who were smoking, left him unattended at the house. District police chief Hour Mengvang said;
“The Cambodian woman was the victim’s girlfriend. She invited him to the house and let the other Nigerians confine him for ransom. They tortured him and demanded $5,000 in return for his release. We’re still investigating.”
This is coming after a 43-year-old Nigerian man, Remigius Duru Okonkwo was brought before Phnom Penh court, Cambodia, for defrauding a Vietnamese businesswoman of $356,000 USD.
According to the victim identified as Darg Mai Nga, on January 2018, she met the suspect via social media. On January 10, the suspect went to Hanoi to meet the victim, and convinced her to invest in a brick-making factory in Cambodia. The suspect took the victim to visit Cambodia to see the the factory site, and told her that it belonged to his friend. The victim believed his story and she decided to invest in the business.
The victim subsequently transferred money 5 times to a bank account, sending US$ 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.
On 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. After 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.