BI arrests Nigerian in Muntinlupa wanted for cyber fraud
MANILA, Philippines —The Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Thursday said it had taken custody of a Nigerian national for his involvement in credit card fraud and cyber-crime activities.
BI Commissioner Jaime Morente identified the suspect as Emmanuel Obi Nwadkure, 26, after he was arrested on Wednesday at the Hall of Justice building in Muntinlupa City.
According to Morente, BI’s fugitive search unit (FSU) arrested the suspect while he was attending the hearing of his case at the Muntinlupa City regional trial court.
BI-FSU acting chief Rendel Sy in a report said that the fugitive had already been arrested and detained on Sept. 8, 2020 by agents of the anti-cybercrime unit of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for violating Republic Act 8484 or the “Access Devices Regulation Act of 1998,” but was allowed to post bail by the court.
Sy, however, clarified that under existing rules, foreigners with pending criminal cases who are released on bail are supposed to be transferred to the BI as subjects of deportation proceedings.
It was then learned that Nwadkure remained on the immigration hold departure list as the hold departure order issued against him by the court has not been lifted.
Currently, the suspect is now detained at the BI warden facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City
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