A Nigerian man, Amos Gabriel, has been issued a fresh charge of cheating a co-prisoner while he was in jail.
Gabriel, known for his love for Lamborghinis, had been jailed two months ago in Singapore over a scheme to swindle Citibank in New York City, US, Igbere TV reports.
The 48-year-old was charged on Wednesday via video-link for allegedly cheating a person named Milled Ed Khouri, who was at Changi Prison Complex between January and May last year with Amos.
According to reports, Gabriel is accused of deceiving the victim into delivering AUD40,000 (S$37,745) to another person by telling him the money would be used to post bail for him.
He is currently serving a three-year jail term issued on May 16 for money laundering and traffic offences.
Gabriel was part of a money-laundering scheme involving transfers of about $27.2 million to accounts in the US, Australia, Japan, China, Hong Kong and Korea.
He declined to make his plea when District Judge Terence Tay asked him via video-link on Wednesday.
“I’m not pleading any charge,” Amos said, “I think I need to talk to my lawyer. I have a lawyer but I’m not aware of this case. I only received the information last night that I’m coming to court.”
The judge adjourned the sitting to August 28 for Gabriel to contact his lawyer.
He faces up to 10 years prison term and a fine if convicted.