No bail for alleged 419 scammer

2018-06-27 18:47

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A suspected 419 scammer, who allegedly duped a man into believing that he had won about R13m, has been denied bail in the Orlando Magistrate's Court.

It is alleged that, in September 2016, Olga Ndlovu convinced the man that he had won £742 525 (almost R13m) from RICA International Incorporated in the United Kingdom.

Ndlovu allegedly compelled the victim to pay R600 000 into her various bank accounts to redeem his prize.

The man reported the matter to the Hawks' Serious Commercial Crime Investigation Unit in Polokwane.

Ndlovu was eventually tracked down to a home in Soweto this year, where she was arrested on June 21.

"The national head of the [Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation], Lieutenant General [Godfrey] Lebeya has welcomed the arrest and further warned that the public should be vigilant and work with law enforcement agencies to arrest and convict fraudsters who are robbing innocent and unsuspecting victims," Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said in a statement on Wednesday.

Ndlovu's case was transferred to the Bela Bela Magistrate's Court.

She will be back in court on July 6.

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