NBI to take custody of Aman scam boss-A A +A
Thursday, January 24, 2013
THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) admits there is a threat to the security of businessman Manuel Amalilio, the man behind the alleged multi-billion peso scam of Aman Futures.
NBI Deputy Director Virgilio Mendez said there are some individuals victimized by Amalilio who wanted to confront the businessman once he arrives in the country.
Once inside the country, Amalilio will immediately be brought to the nearest court and will be detained by the NBI.
Four members of the NBI went to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia Wednesday night to process the deportation of the alleged scammer.
On Wednesday, Justice Secretary Leila DeLima confirmed that Amalilio was arrested by Malaysian authorities for bringing fake passports and identification.
The Malaysian authorities are set to turn-over Amalilio to the Philippine authorities today, Mendez added.
Amalilio fled to Malaysia late last year after duping some 15,000 people in Visayas and Mindanao of over P12 billion. Over 8,000 cases have been received by the NBI in relation to the investment scam masterminded by Amalilio.
On January 11, Pagadian City Regional Trial Court branch 20 Judge Dennis Bicoy ordered the arrest of Amalilio and incorporators Fernando Luna, Nimfa Luna, Lelian Lim Gan, Eduardo Lim, Wilanie Fuentes, Naezelle Rodriguez and Lurix Lopez for syndicated estafa. (Sunnex with wire reports/Virgil Lopez)