African scam: Nigerian detained in Cyberjaya

African scam:  Nigerian detained in Cyberjaya
ACRYL SANI: The suspect and his colleagues are believed to have been involved in the scam. - Filepic
KUALA LUMPUR: A Nigerian man believed to have been involved in an 'African Scam' worth RM3.6 million was detained at a condominium in Cyberjaya yesterday morning.

Bukit Aman Commercial Crimes Department director Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said the 29-year-old suspect was detained at 4am.

"The suspect and his colleagues are believed to have been involved in the scam. One of the suspect is believed to have gone back to Nigeria but police are looking out for others.
"The suspects are believed to have used the social media, especially using fake 'Facebook' accounts and pretending to be Americans to trap their victims," he said in a statement, here last night.

Acryl Sani said during interrogation, the suspect admitted to cheating six women, including from Germany, France, Malta and Canada. 

"Money paid by the first victim from the United States went to Australia before it was sent to eight local accounts (Malaysia)," he said.

He said police have also identified two Internet Protocol (IP) address involving two local women who were cheated RM15,000.