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Bogus Bayelsa Muslim board official charged

20 March 2015, 08:00Okoro Chinedu

Lagos – The man who allegedly posed as a member of the Bayelsa State Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board then defrauded worshippers N15, 495 million in a phony deal to travel to a prominent religious ceremony has been hauled before the courts.

Mohammed Ogbobio has appeared at the Federal High Court Yenagoa on a five-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence.

Ogbobio allegedly posed as a member of the Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board and deceived Maigoro Safyanu and Ibrahim Abdullahi, from whom he collected the money in question, under the pretence that it would be paid for the 2012 Hajj exercise.

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The trip, however, never materialized.

The accused is pleading not guilty to the charges.

The case has been adjourned to May 11 and 12 for trial.

- CAJ News

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