Cyber-cafe owner arrested for resisting a 419 fraudster

A Nigerian cyber-cafe owner has reportedly been arrested for attempting to bar a 419 scammer from operating in his premises. Despite Nigerian government claims to be cracking down on advance fee fraud scams some local police are said to be more interested in collecting protection money, according to postings on a Nigerian bulletin board.

So when cyber-cafe owner Bani took issue with a local scammer, the fraudster was able to turn to the police for help and it was the cafe owner who ended up getting his collar felt. Cyber-cafe owner arrested for turfing out 419 fraud | The Register

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 26th October 2005 12:30PM