Two Nigerians believed to be the masterminds of a Macau Scam syndicate, were, today, charged at the magistrate’s court with criminal conspiracy.
Egwuasu Bernard Nnaemeka and Egwuasu Chimiezi Benjamin, both aged 32, were accused of committing the offence by cheating former teacher Nor Faizah Othman, 48, between April 21 and June 12, 2017, causing her to suffer a total loss of RM148,490 (about N12,946,980).
Their charge carries a maximum penalty of five years’ jail term and a fine. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge read before magistrate Nurunaim Abdullah.
The duo, who were studying at a private higher learning institution entered the country in 2016.
The duo were denied bail and Nov 23 was fixed for mention and appointment of counsel.