NBI agents already in Malaysia for turnover of AmalilioBy Tetch Torres
MANILA, Philippines—Members of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) are already in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia for the turnover of Manuel Amalilio, founder of Aman Futures Group and he is expected to be back in the country by Friday, NBI Director Nonatus Rojas told reporters Thursday.
Rojas said four NBI agents have already been sent to Malaysia for the turnover of Amalilio who was arrested Tuesday by Malaysian Immigration officers for carrying fake Malaysian passport and identification card.
“Our people are already there… they are coordinating with our Philippine embassy as well as the Malaysian government. We are hopeful that, as anticipated, ma-turnover sa atin si Amalilio,” Rojas said after he briefed Justice Secretary Leila De Lima on the situation on Amalilio’s arrest.
Rojas said, once the NBI has physical custody of Amalilio, he will be flown to Manila on Friday and will be detained at the NBI headquarters in Manila pending his presentation before the Pagadian City trial court which is handling several cases of syndicated estafa against him.
Amalilio and several officials of Aman Futures have been facing syndicated estafa cases in Pagadian.
Aman Futures has been facing several complaints for defrauding some P15,000 investors in Visayas and Mindanao for an estimated amount of P12 billion.