Nigerian kidnapped for refusing to share RM206,000 proceeds from love scam

Gombak district police chief Samsor Maarof. (Twitter pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: A Nigerian man who refused to share with his accomplices the proceeds obtained from victims of a love scam syndicate was kidnapped by his countrymen in Batu Caves last Saturday.

However, he was rescued by the police last Monday following raids at two hotels in Mahkota Cheras and in Selayang.

The victim, aged 32, was reported to have been kidnapped by six Nigerian men in two Honda City cars.

Gombak district police chief Samsor Maarof said in the raid in Mahkota Cheras, police arrested three men and a woman, while another two men were arrested in Selayang.

“All those arrested are Nigerians, aged between 21 and 35. The victim was found safe,” he told a media conference here today.

He said the Nigerian who was kidnapped had valid travel documents, while the six who were arrested did not possess valid travel documents.

It was found that the victim was kidnapped for refusing to distribute US$49,000 (RM206,550) which they had obtained through love scam activities, he added.

Meanwhile, Samsor said six men, aged between 18 and 36, were detained in connection with several housebreaking and robbery cases in raids in Rawang last Monday.

Three of those detained had previous records for crime and drug-related offences, he said, adding that police were looking for two other members of the gang.