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Enugu chief in court for defrauding villagers

28 February 2014, 20:19

Enugu -  An Enugu State traditional healer has appeared in court to for allegedly defrauding some members of the community.

Igwe Remigius Nwodo Magistrate Court in Udenue local government area on two count charges of allegedly stealing N312 000.00 between January and December 2008 under false pretence that he opened a co-operative society account for the community.

The first charge reads, “That you HRH Igwe Remigius Nwodo between the month of January and December 2008 at Obollo Orie Autonomous Community in Udenu Magisterial District did by false pretence and with intent to defraud obtain from Andrew Eze, Okafor Remigius, Odo Evaristus, Gregory Odo, Fedelia Onah, Ozioko Amarekie, Omemal Fred and others the sum of three hundred and twelve thousand Naira (312 000.00) under the pretence that you had opened a bank account with ECO BANK PLC for different FADAMA co-operative societies.”

Another reads, “That you HRH Igwe Remigius Nwodo on the same date and place in the aforesaid Magisterial District did steal the sum of three hundred and twelve thousand Naira (312, 000.00) property of Andrew Eze, Okafor Remigius, Odo Evaristus, Hon. Gregory Odo, Fedelia Onah, Ozioko Amarekie, Omemal Fred and others and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 353 (9) of the Criminal Code Cap. 30, Vol.2 Laws of Enugu State of Nigeria 2004.”

Magistrate Vera Ajogwu adjourned the case to April 8.

– CAJ News

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