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Student docked for allegedly defrauding woman of £2,425




A 25-year old student, Hassan Kamal, who allegedly defrauded a woman of £2,425 Pounds (N1. 4 million ) , on Friday appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Kamal, who resides at No. 1 Mosan Lane, Ipaja, Lagos, is charged with six counts bordering on conspiracy, stealing and false pretenses, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Innocent Odugbo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence with one other still at large between Oct. 22, 2018 and Oct. 31, 2018 at Oniwaya, Agege, Lagos.

Odugbo alleged that the defendant collected the foreign currency from  Mrs Zainab Ibrahim, the complainant, with a promise to give her the Naira equivalent, a representation he knew was false.

He said the defendant convinced the complainant, who  returned from the UK to send the money to him.

The prosecutor alleged that the student converted the money to his personal use.

He said the offence, contravened the provisions of sections 287, 314 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015, (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) reports that Section 287 stipulates a three-year jail term for stealing while Section 314 prescribes a 15-year jail term for false pretenses.

Chief Magistrate S. K. Matepo, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000  with two responsible sureties in like sum.

Matepo ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and must show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

She adjourned  the case until March 13 for mention (NNN)


Edited by Edith Bolokor/Sadiya Hamza

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