Abuja - The police on Wednesday arraigned a 40-year-old business man, Mustapha Tsoho in a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, over alleged forgery of contract papers.
The prosecutor, Ango Umar, told the court that the accused was facing charges of criminal breach of trust and forgery.
Umar said Tsoho allegedly forged documents to win a 2,800 US dollar contract from CCECC Nig. Ltd.
The prosecutor told the court that the complainant, Alalekua Shamsudeen of FHA Lugbe on March 14, allegedly gave the accused 2, 800 US dollars to bid for the said contract.
He said the complainant gave the accused additional N305,000 in lieu of accommodation and logistics.
Ango said the accused had presented document to the complainant to show he won the said contract.
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He, however, said the company had told the complainant that the document never emanated from it when he presented it for execution of the job, saying the document was fake.
The prosecutor said that the complainant reported the matter to the police on April 24 on discovery of the alleged fraud.
He said the offences contravened Sections 312, and 322 of the Penal Code.
The accused pleaded not guilty.
The Senior Magistrate, Abdulazeez Anka, granted him bail in the sum of N500,000.
“I hereby grant the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000 and one surety in like sum, who must be a public servant not below Grade level 12,” he ordered.
The magistrate adjourned the case till June 10 for hearing.