The case against Amon Namara, a man dubbed the South African Tinder Swindler, has been postponed to next week. The 39-year-old earned his name from a popular movie.
Namara made a brief appearance in court yesterday Friday, March 4, where he’s standing trial on fraud charges. He was arrested last week in Sandton after allegedly scamming some women.
Namara, a Ugandan, had reportedly conned some of the women he matched with on the dating platform Tinder. This earned him the title of “South African Tinder Swindler.”
The name was taken from the popular Netflix Documentary Tinder Swindler, which had Simon Leviev playing the lead role.
According to Namara’s lawyer Eric Bryer, Friday wasn’t the day for the accused’s bail application but next Wednesday. The Friday appearance in court was just for his attorney to go on record.
Expectations are already high for what might follow next week when the bail application will be heard. It remains to be seen f Namara will convince the court to grant him bail, or if he will be sent back to the slammer.
Namara is actually a celebrity in his native Uganda. A lover of the good life, he’s most likely to be found posing beside expensive automobiles, champagne in hand