MALYA Nigerian college student who allegedly duped unsuspecting women on Facebook has been charged at the Magistrate Court in Malaysia.

The suspected fraudster, Collins Sparklys Obianke, was believed to have cheated Foo Pooi Yun, 38 and S. Vanitha, 31 into making them believe that they had received a parcel containing gifts from overseas that required them to deposit RM10,500 into a bank account between Aug 24 and Sept 14 2015.

The parcels were supposed to contain a handbag, laptop, mobile phone, watches, sunglasses and perfume.

Obianke, 33, who was charged at two separate courts headed by magistrate Salamiah Salleh and magistrate Mohd Azali Ibrahim respectively in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia pleaded not guilty to the charges.

He was charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code for cheating which carries 10 years jail, whipping and a fine if convicted.

The court allowed RM11,000 bail in one surety for both charges. Obianke who was represented by lawyer L. A Gomes was also ordered to surrender his passport to the court.

Deputy public prosecutor N. Sivashangari and Siti Fatimah Yahya acted for the prosecution.

By Olisemeka Obeche

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