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Businessman docked over alleged $2,500 fraud

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Businessman docked over alleged $2,500 fraud

A businessman, Victor Edoh, on Wednesday appeared in a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding a man of 2,500 dollars.


The police charged Edoh, who resides at  Apo Resettlement Quarters, Abuja, with  criminal breach of trust and cheating.

He pleaded not guilty.

The prosecution counsel, Peter Ejike,  told the court that  the complainant, one Hussaini Sabo of Ladi Kwali Street, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja,  wrote to the Assistant Inspector-General of Police ( AIG), Zone 7 Headquarters through a petition on July 3.

Ejike alleged that the defendant on June 29, met the complainant and requested for 2,500 dollars  an promised to send the Naira equivalent of N1.150 million.

Upon collection of the dollars from the complainant, he alleged that Edoh pretended to have made  a mobile online transfer  from his Wema Bank  account to the complainant’s FCMB .

He said that when Sabo did not get alert and informed Edoh, the defendant said it was probably due to bad network and pleaded with the complaint to allow him go with the dollars pending when the transfer issue will be resolved,” Ejike said.

The prosecutor said the complainant never got the alert and the defendant switched off his mobile phone since then.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of  sections 312 and  322 of the Penal Code Law.

The Magistrate, Linda Chimada, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety in like sum.

She adjourned the case until Aug. 27, for hearing.

Edited By: Debo Oshundun/Sadiya Hamza (NAN)

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