Businessman charged over alleged N4.5m fraud

Inuoha said that the accused collected N4.5 million from the complainant, one Mrs Emen, on the pretext of getting her a United Kingdom visa.

32 year old man in court for stealing mobile phone.

The accused, a businessman, who resides at Oshodi, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for fraud and stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp. Simeon Inuoha, told the court that the offences were committed between 2014 and May 2016 at Oshodi, Lagos.

Inuoha said that the accused collected N4.5 million from the complainant, one Mrs Emen, on the pretext of getting her a United Kingdom visa.

“Thereafter, the accused disappeared and all efforts to find him failed,” he said.

Inuoha said that the accused was, however, apprehended after being sighted by the complainant at Ikeja.

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 285 and 312(a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused, however, entered a not-guilty plea.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B. O. Osunsanmi, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Osunsanmi adjourned the case until April 27, for mention.

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