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Nigerian Man Jailed For Money Laundering In Singapore, Dupes Fellow Inmate of $37, 800

Valentine Chinyem

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Forty-eight years old Nigerian man, Amos Paul Gabriel, who is already serving time in jail in Singapore, was on Wednesday charged with defrauding his fellow inmate at Changi Prison.

Yahoo News Singapore reports, that in May 2019, Amos, who is currently a three year term for helping his friend launder $1.84 million stolen from the Ethiopian Government.

Amos, who is a permanent resident in Singapore has been accused of deceiving Milled El Khouri into believing that a sum of $37, 800, provided by El Khouri, would be used to post bail for the latter.

The report says Amos tricked El Khouri to deliver the sum of money to a person named Chung Ting Fai through another person named Enkhadalai Mandakh.

During his previous legal cases, Amos had been represented by a lawyer also named Chung Ting Fai.

Although, El Khouri is allegedly wanted in Australia as he has records of criminal cases. He was detained in Singapore in January last year.

Amos’ is said to have committed the crime between January and May 2019 at Changi Prison Complex while he was in remand for his money laundering offences. His charge sheet did not state the roles played by Chung and Enkhadalai in the alleged offence.

When charged through a videolink, Amos claimed that he was not aware of the new charge against him as his lawyer will inform him duly. He will be back in court on 28 August.

Amos is expected to face up to 10 years behind bars or fine, if he is found guilty of the new charges against him.