More arrests

Nkem Owoh, who played a 419 scammer in the Nigerian comedy The Master, was among 111 alleged 419 scammers arrested in The Netherlands recently. Owoh sang the title song from the film, ‘I go chop your dollar’.

By our calculation, this brings the total number of arrests so far this year to 301, with 21 convictions.

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