Published: Sunday March 17, 2013 MYT 6:45:00 PM
Updated: Sunday March 17, 2013 MYT 6:46:19 PM
Cops rescue kidnapped Japanese engineer lured by marriage
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have rescued a Japanese engineer who was recently kidnapped in Kajang by five foreigners who lured him to Malaysia for marriage.
City CID chief Datuk Ku Chin Wah said Sunday the suspects, three Nigerian men and two women from the Philippines, all in their 30s, were arrested in a police raid conducted in Kajang at 9pm Saturday to rescue the 51-year-old victim.
Ku said the victim had come to Malaysia on March 12 to meet one of the women suspects who he had communicated on 'Skype' about marriage.
"After kidnapping the victim, the gang then asked his family in Japan to pay a ransom of US$50,000 (RM152,000) which was to be credited into a bank acount in the Philippines," he told Bernama via SMS.
He said that during the raid at a condominium in Kajang, one of the Nigerians tried to attack the policemen but was shot in his right leg.
All the suspects would be remanded for 14 days, he added. - Bernama