A 37-year-old Nigerian man arrested in Cambodia for fraud last week and detained in Prey Sar prison, was allegedly at the request of the US Embassy in the country.
The man identified as Shehu Bello Akharuku was arrested alongside his Cambodian wife, Kim Sreykouch, 24.
Nigerian man arrested in Cambodia for fraud, alongside wife
According to information from the Phnom Penh Court, on the morning of April 3, following a complaint from the US Embassy in Cambodia, the police of the Counterterrorism and Transnational Crime Department of the Ministry of Interior, delivered the Nigerian man and his Cambodian wife to appear before the court.
Mr. Koy Chao, the Phnom Penh court judge then issued a detention order for the two suspects to be held at Prey Sar prison on charges of fraud.