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Woman docked for allegedly duping company of N2.4m

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A 47-year-old woman, Scholastica Buba, was on Wednesday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding a company of N2.4 million.

Buba, a business woman, residing at No. 34, Shorinmade St., Aguda in Ogba, near Lagos is being tried for conspiracy, fraud and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Chekube Ikeh, told the court that the offences were committed on Oct. 23, 2018 at Ample Life Foundation Company on Agege Motor Road in Oshodi, Lagos.

Ikeh said that the defendant in company of her friend, now at large, went to the company to demand for a loan to boost her business and that she tendered some documents to a property.

“The sum of N2.4 million was given to her and she promised to pay back in three months.

“When the company expected her to have shown up, they sent a representative to the address she gave and got to know she had packed out of the place.”

The prosecutor said that the company got to know that the defendant gave them a fake and forged document of a property and the case was subsequently, reported at the police station.

“The defendant was sighted by one of the staff of the company and she raised an alarm, with the help of a passerby, she was apprehended and brought to the police station,” she said.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the offences contravene Sections 287, 314 and 41 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Akinde, granted Buba bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case until June 26 for mention.

 

 

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