Phnom Penh: The Municipal Court judge on the morning of November 15, 2019 heard a case of deception fraud and money laundering.
The court charged two Cambodians, three Nigerians and a Pakistani man under Article 377 and Article 380 of the Penal Code. They were arrested back in January 2019.
The six accused in this case are:
Sabir Hussain, 33 year old Pakistani
John Amandi Uzoezie 40, Nigerian
Okonjo Christiian Ocechvkwuka, 34, Nigerian
Milano Dubem, 44, Nigerian
Run Ratha, a 33-year-old Cambodian
Nun Panha, female, 29 years old, Cambodian.
During the trial, defendant Panha confessed that in 2014, Ron Ratha asked her to open 5 bank accounts to receive money from abroad, with amounts from $10,000 to $ 40,000.
Defendant Ron Ratha admits that in 2014, he knew a black man named Joe who sent $ 10,000, sometimes $ 20,000 to his girlfriend’s (Panha’s) accounts.
Later, Joe also home, and the suspect named John Amandi Uzoezie began to give instructions.
Later, Joe sent in more than $ 150,000 in cash, and she gave it to John, earning commission.
John Amandi Uzoezie confessed that according to Joe’s arrangement, all the money was handed over to Sabir Hussain, a 33-year-old Pakistani man.
The money seems to have come through so called 419 scams, where emails are sent to victims across the world.
Due to the complexity of the case and to allow time for more questioning, the court has decided to postpone the hearing. KAMPUCHEA THMEY