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MANILA – A Nigerian man suspected of masterminding an online scam targeting Filipinos was shot dead in the Philippines, according to police on Friday (September 20).
According to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Okoroike Harrison Chibuike was shot when he resisted arrest in Bacoor City, Cavite on Tuesday.
He was brought to a hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. His Filipino companion, Eduard Parcedes Godeloson, fled on a motorcycle but was later arrested.
According to the NBI, the duo targeted Filipinos online by getting their banking and financial information.
Police seized blank cards that Godeloson sold to a group of Nigerians to access their network for online fraud.
The NBI said that Godeloson has been referred to the prosecutor’s office and faces charges of direct assault, obstruction of justice, violation of the anti-cybercrime law and usurpation of authority. ICA/Expat Media
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