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Municipal Court: Nigerian national faces four charges

Municipal Court: Nigerian national faces four charges

Municipal Court
ANIGERIAN man appeared at Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday on charges of robbery, drug possession, damaging police property and living in Cambodia illegally.

Charles Uy, 27, was arrested at his rented house in Meanchey district on March 1 after a complaint was filed against him by three other Nigerian men.

Uy said that the complaint had been filed as revenge after he warned the men about fighting in the house the previous evening.

“I was very surprised that one day after the dispute on February 28, the police came to arrest me,” he said.

None of the three complainants appeared at the hearing.

Defence lawyer Tith Sovuthy requested that all charges against Uy be dropped, except for his visa violation. Judge Suos Sam Ath said a verdict would be announced on August 12.