BANGKOK – Police Bureau chief Pol Lt-General Sompong Chingdoung has announced the arrest of a 37-year-old Nigerian fraudster. He allegedly ran running racketeering and money-laundering scams online.
Nzemeka Ezims, a 37 Nigerian was arrest on a warrant issued by the Samut Prakan Court, Pol Lt-General Sompong said.
Ezims is accused of running a money-laundering business by exporting goods to Africa and providing an underground money-exchange service.
The arrest warrant was issued for a romantic scam he was reportedly involved in from June to September 2018. His scam led to 13 victims losing a combined Bt2.9 million.
The bank accounts used in the crime were linked and led to the arrest of a Thai woman who withdrew cash to wire to other gang members. Police were able to zero in on five Nigerians, including Ezims, and five Thais.
Nigerian Man Arrested for Assaulting an Officer
One September 3rd, Police arrested a Nigerian man for assaulting an officer on duty. After he accidentally punched a patrolman trying to break up a dispute between him and his landlord.
Mr. Edalere Abioye was apprehended after he was subdued by a large group of people as he tried to get away.
Police Col Jessada Khumsarttra told the Nation that Abioye was having a heated argument with his landlord over rent. He threw a punch intending to hit the landlord and accidentally hit the police officer, who jumped in between.
Police still charged Abioye with assaulting a policeman on active duty.
The incident came to light earlier on September 2 after clips of the fight went viral on Thai social media.