Two Nigerians arrested in Philippines for scamming Indian

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

The police in the Philippines have arrested two Nigerians and one other accomplice for allegedly scamming an Indian in China Bank, San Pedro City, Laguna.

The suspects were identified as Samuel Nomso Esomchi, 42 and resident of Barangay Buaya, Imus, Cavite; Taye John Bamidele, 40 and resident of Barangay Tanzang Luma 3, Imus City; and Gladys Rias Francisco, 47 and resident of 9687 Rosas Street, Barangay Maduya, Carmona, Cavite.

The victim was identified as Surjan Singh Kathait, male, Indian, 45 years old, married, businessman and resident of 318 Aleya Street, Bacoor, Cavite.

A report said Francisco attempted to withdraw P400,000 (₦13,442,585.83) from China Bank but the bank got information from China Bank Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, that the transaction was fraudulent.

Branch manager Ma. Victoria Marquez then coordinated with their security office and San Pedro police to report the incident.

Esomchi was caught at Petron San Pedro while Bamidele was nabbed at Robinsons Galleria South.

Recovered from their possession was previously withdrawn cash amounting to P1,400,000.

The Police Regional Director BGen. Antonio Yarra commended the San Pedro City Police Station, Cavite Provincial Intelligence Unit and Regional Anti-Cybercrime Unit 4A for the arrest.

The suspects are under the custody of the San Pedro police while a case for violation of Republic Act 10175 is being prepared for filing before the City Prosecutors Office of San Pedro City.