Association’s treasurer in court over alleged diversion of N127, 000 dues

The defendant is standing trial on a two-count charge, bordering on criminal breach of trust and cheating.

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The defendant, who denied committing the offences, is standing trial on a two-count charge, bordering on criminal breach of trust and cheating, which contravened the provisions of Sections 312 and 322 of the Penal code.

The judge, Hassan Ishaq, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N150, 000, with a reliable surety in like sum and adjourned the case till May 8.

The prosecutor, Mahmud Ismail, had informed the court that one Abdulkarim Oseni, Chairman, National Towing Vehicle Owners Association, Kugbo, FCT Branch, reported the matter at Karu Police Station on April 3.

He said that the complainant told the police that the defendant was entrusted with of N 127, 000, being monthly dues of members of the association between 2016 and 2017.

Ismail told the court that it was agreed that the money should be paid into the association’s bank account.

The prosecutor alleged that when asked to account for and refund the money, the defendant failed to do so.

He said that during police investigation, the defendant confessed to have converted the said money to personal use.

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