(PHOTOS) Why 29 NIGERIAN MEN Were Just Arrested In CAMBODIA

by Kim Boateng Last updated on April 16th, 2017,

(PHOTOS) Why 29 NIGERIAN MEN Were Just Arrested In CAMBODIA.  Phnom Penh, Cambodia: 29 Nigerian men have been arrested in Chom Chao by immigration police and are accused of living and working in Cambodia without valid visas and/or passports. They have been detained for further questioning and will be deported back to Nigeria if they are unable to provide valid visas and passports.

A local who witnessed the arrests said:

“That’s a lot of guys to get caught up in one swoop. I lived near a building used as a church in 2009 and they did a raid and caught a similar amount, but that might be the biggest raid I’ve heard of since. I’d guess some do have documentation and will be released once they can show it?”

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. 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.

Two ‘bar workers’ in Phnom Penh’s Chamkarmon district, Cambodia on Tuesday, March 7th, filed a saxual assault complaint against a Nigerian businessman after he failed to pay them for entertaining him. According to the complaint, the man agreed to give each woman $25 per hour to spend time with him at a French bar on Sunday night.

Confirming the incident, Prum Vibol, a Phsar Deum Thkov commune police officer, said the women accused the businessman of touching them inappropriately.

“The Nigerian man asked the two women to sit with him and serve him while he was drinking. He promised to pay them $25 per hour each. The suspect touched the women’s ladies and mamatomy as they sat together. But after drinking for two hours, he gave them only $3 and left the bar to go back to his rented accommodation.”

The officer said the women followed the man home on motorcycle taxis after he left the bar, but he shut the door on them. Seng Vannak, the chief of Phsar Deum Thkov commune police, and Ouch Sokhon, chief of Chamkarmon district police, refused to comment on the case.

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