A Sierra Leonean man residing in Malaysia has pleased not guilty after been charged with cheating a local woman of RM50,000 (approximately Le152 Million).

The Sierra Leonean Aruna Saccoh appeared in a Kuala Lumpur Court on Friday 15 July 2022, and pleaded not guilty of cheating Chee Ting Han.

Aruna Saccoh, 39, made the plea before judge Kamarudin Kamsun.

He was charge with cheating Chee Ting Han, 32, by deceiving the woman into believing that he could double the amount of money using a chemical, prompting her to hand him RM50,000.

The offence was allegedly committed at a car park at OUG Parklane, Brickfields plast May 30.

The charge, under Section 420 of the Penal Code, provides an imprisonment for up to 10 years and whipping, and is liable with fine, if found guilty.

Deputy public prosecutor Nurliyana Mohd Jafri did not offer bail as Saccoh, who is a foreigner had no valid travel documents.

The court set Aug 18 for mention.