(PHOTOS) Nigerian Gets 3 Yrs In CAMBODIA For Assault On Nigerian. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday sentenced a 30-year-old Nigerian national to three years in prison for beating another Nigerian man last year after an argument over an outstanding debt. With all the bad press about 419 (Nigerian Prince) scam, corruption and drugs, the last thing the Nigerian Community needs is violence among each other. The suspect, Idegwu Chibueze, and the 34-year-old victim, Ukpa Joseph, were friends, according to presiding judge Top Chhunheng.
“The court sentenced him to three years in prison,” he said, adding that Mr. Chibueze was charged with “intentional violence with aggravating circumstances” under article 218 of the Criminal Code.
At about 10:30pm on October 30 last year, Mr. Chibueze and the victim argued about a $500 loan Mr. Joseph had not paid back, said Kong Sopheak, a penal police officer in Por Senchey district.
The violence happened at a rented apartment in Borei Phiphop Thmei in Sen Sok district’s Chom Chao commune. According to Mr. Sopheak, Mr. Chibueze took a piece of steel and struck Mr. Joseph repeatedly until the victim sustained a broken right collarbone. He was later sent by his friends to Preah Kossamak Hospital for treatment.
“He got angry at the victim over an outstanding debt. He then took a piece of steel and beat the victim many times, causing him to get very seriously wounded,” he said. Mr. Chibueze was arrested by district police in accordance with the victim’s complaint the following morning, added Mr. Sopheak.