Singaporean Suriani Hassim met her Nigerian lover, “Bah” in Kuala Lumpur and lived with him on and off.
They even had a child together in 2013.
But that wasn’t all they shared – Suriani also helped her scammer lover cheat victims of more than S$200,000.
The unemployed 30-year-old woman depended on him for money.
She knew that he was a con man who cheated woman of their cash over the phone and internet, and went along.
Bah would con his victims them into putting various sums of money in Singapore and Malaysia bank accounts or sending them to unknown third parties overseas.
That’s where Suriani played her part.
She allowed her three bank accounts in Singapore to be used to receive money and on several occasions, withdrew the money and gave it to Bah in KL or kept it for her own use.
Suriani also had a Singapore mobile phone for Bah to call his victims.
Suriani was arrested at Changi Airport on 27 Feb, 2014 while she was about to fly to Malaysia.
She has been jailed for 4 and a half years after pleading guilty to 20 nine charges for various offences.
Of the S$220,100 which victims lost to the scammers, only S$5003 has been recovered from her Standard Chartered Bank account.