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Innocent pleads guilty to cheating KL developer

Written by: CT | 01 Jan 2021 11:59
Innocent at the KL courts. - Utusah photo
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01 Jan 2021 11:59
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A Nigerian man, Innocent Uchechukwu Christian, has pleaded guilty to cheating the manager of a real estate company in Kuala Lumpur of RM339,610 on Thursday.

The 27-year-old man who does not possess a passport admitted to cheating the 52-year-old woman in the company in a deal involving the supply of marine products. The victim had made funds transfer to 11 different bank accounts, Utusan Malaysia reported.

Innocent's fiance, M. Suvitha, 38, who was charged with the same crime pleaded not guilty. The crime was allegedly committed on Jan 9 and Aug 29 last year in a restaurant in Jalan Ipoh. Suvitha is now seven months pregnant.

Judge Hasbullah Adam has fixed this Thursday for presentation of facts of the case for Innocent while mention for Suvitha has been fixed for Jan 18.

Bail was denied for Innocent while Suvitha was granted RM5,000 bail with two sureties.

They were charged under Section 420 of the Penal Code, read together with Section 34, which carries a maximum jail sentence of 10 years and whipping if convicted.

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