A Nigerian national identified simply as Harry, owner of Alascospice Entertainment and Events in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, bought a plane ticket from an Indian expat and didn’t fully pay for it. The Indian man got angry and exposed him online, this caused the Nigerian man to storm the business place of the Indian and beat him up.
What led to the row was an embarrassing public post the Indian man made online about Harry, describing him as a cheat. This then led to quarrel between the two men which ended up with the Nigerian man beating the Indian.
After the video of the beating went viral, Harry contacted the person who shared it to explain his side of the story. Read below…
I read your post and here’s what truly happened. I booked a flight for a friend via Kumar the Indian guy. It’s $340! I paid him $100 first and deposited computer and I promise to pay him off. I pleaded with him severally and assured him of his money. He chose to do a post to embarrass me publicly as he rightly said. I saw d post and called him why he did that and he was full of insults cursing me on phone and it’s not d first time. I felt like he had something against me and just looking for opportunity to take revenge at me. I have never cheated anyone and i work so hard to get to where i am now. This man is not truthful to you. YES! I regret punching him but that was due to anger which he caused because he really pushed me. I also expected that you should have made effort to reach me to hear my side of it. Currently he has my computer. I told him to wait to this Friday when i get paid at work then i pay him off. Ask him if any these are just stories i cooked up. Is owing someone money and be available to talk and made arrangement to payback a scam? I would like you to do what’s right on this post. He threatened me with police million times like i was running away with his money. He sees me and i constantly asked him to wait till I can pay off and Friday is just 48 hours away. My name is Harry and I approve of this message. Feel free to write me if necessary”
Cambodians who know Harry instantly rose to his defense, describing him as a good and honest man. One wrote:
“Man I know this guy Harry here. He’s a good guy and trustworthy. This dude Kumar just be hatin on him and startin shit. There is nothing to see here so move along and let these men settle it between themsleves. He accusing all sorts of shit but Harry will pay up no doubt a a man of his word. And now he startin shit on cambodia scammer fb account. Come on jus drop it dude.”
The Indian man’s side of the story:
“This guy Harry spice, owner of Alascospice Entertainment and Events booked a flight ticket from my company and failed to pay the money after I issued the ticket and he ran away. When tried his phone it was not reachable.
Now it’s been one month already and not yet pay.
Below are the snap shots of the sms between me and him regarding the payment.
Today 7th of Sep, i posted a post regarding this on his page. After seeing this he came to my shop and started hitting me as if I owe him the money. So this guy is very dangerous. I have already complaint to the local police officer and we have the copy of the complaint and i am posting the CCTV footage also with this. He has threatened to kill me also.”