Native doctor arraigned by EFCC following N2.5m scam

The accused was slammed with a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.

Bala Tangalu

The accused stood trial before Justice A. B. Mohammed of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Jabi, Abuja on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

He is facing  a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence according to a report compiled by the Daily Post News.

A court statement in respect to the offence reads:

“Bala Tangalu, Ataye (still at large), Nnamdi (still at large) Peace (still at large) and Linda (still at large), in the year 2016 at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud obtained the total sum of N2,540.000 (Two Million, Five Hundred and Forty Thousand Naira Only) from one Dozie Ugonna under the pretence that you are a native doctor a.k.a Babalawo and the monies were for purchase of materials to neutralize some harmful charms contained in a carton filled with United State Dollars, which pretence you knew to be false.”

A request for the accused to be remanded in prison until trial begins was made by Elizabeth Alabi, a counsel to the EFCC following Tangalu's not-guilty plea.

The presiding judge however granted him bail in the sum of N2 million as well as the inclusion of two sureties who will pay an equal amount.

A trial of the accused has been set for Monday, March 20, 2017 according to reports.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Apostle James Ng'ang'a lands in trouble, investigations underway

Apostle James Ng'ang'a lands in trouble, investigations underway

How Kiambu businessman lost Sh1.5m entire life savings chasing Sh500K deal

How Kiambu businessman lost Sh1.5m entire life savings chasing Sh500K deal

Gideon Moi speaks after Moi High School dorm fire [Video]

Gideon Moi speaks after Moi High School dorm fire [Video]

History of Arimi's, the beloved milking jelly that Kenyans can't get enough of

History of Arimi's, the beloved milking jelly that Kenyans can't get enough of

Lands CS Farida Karoney’s sister succumbs to cancer

Lands CS Farida Karoney’s sister succumbs to cancer

Ngirici and Alai's public spat gets personal as he shares his KCSE certificate

Ngirici and Alai's public spat gets personal as he shares his KCSE certificate

Alert - City roads that will be closed over the weekend

Alert - City roads that will be closed over the weekend

Moi University closed indefinitely [Statement]

Moi University closed indefinitely [Statement]

Oscar Sudi speaks after KNEC declared his academic certificates were fake

Oscar Sudi speaks after KNEC declared his academic certificates were fake