A man was arrested by the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) after he had faked being a police officer and extorted a 24-year-old college student.
According to a statement shared to the Polis Daerah Ampang Jaya Facebook page, the man had threatened the student to expose him as a gay person to his mother unless he receives RM3,000 in hush money.
The student had initially met the suspect on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) and met up with the suspect in Ampang.
After the student had gotten into the suspect’s car, the suspect then lied by saying that he was a police officer from the Dang Wangi police headquarters. He proceeded to threaten the student by saying that he was a gay person and that he was going to tell the student’s mother unless he receives RM3,000.
Out of fear, the student contacted a friend to send him the money, so that he can withdraw it and give it to the suspect.
Though, when they were at the ATM machine, he was only allowed to withdraw half of the amount. The suspect took the RM1,500 and told the student to transfer the remaining RM1,500 to him online.
Soon after, the suspect was arrested in Petaling Jaya and investigations have found that he has a criminal record for a previous drug offence.
The police also found out that the suspect had intended to have sex with the student and threatened to ‘capture’ everyone from the LGBTQ+ community.
We genuinely hope that the student heals from this traumatic experience.
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