Aman owner 'hospitalized' in Malaysia-A A +A
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
AMAN Future Holdings, Inc. owner Manuel Amalilio, the man behind the alleged pyramid scam that duped 15,000 people in the Philippines was hospitalized in Malaysia, a radio report said.
According to Bombo Radyo, Amalilio failed to appear in a Malaysian court Tuesday after he was rushed to the hospital.
However, Filipino authorities are still coordinating with thier couterparts in Malaysia to check on the incident and find out the cause of Amalilio's hospitalization.
Amalilio was supposed to arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) by 7:45 p.m. Friday but an official of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said Malaysian authorities stopped him and his agent escorts from taking the trip.
"We we're not given clear reasons why he was not allowed to return here. We have all the documents to prove he's a Filipino. The (four-man) NBI team was forced to fly back. We’ll have to plan our next move. We still don't know when he will be deported to the Philippines," he told reporters.
Amalilio and other officials of Aman Futures are facing syndicated estafa cases for defrauding thousands of investors in Visayas and Mindanao for estimated amount of P12 million. (Sunnex with wire reports)