Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Facebook fraudster nabbed over N140 000 fraud

15 November 2012, 15:06

Abuja - A 28-year old facebook fraudster, Benjamin Asuahor of Eleko town, Lagos State, was on Thursday arraigned before an Abuja Magistrate court.

The accused, who appeared before Chief Magistrate Rahmatu Gulma, was also charged with criminal breach of trust and criminal intimidation.

The Police Prosecutor, Cpl. John Ijagbemi, told the court that one Amaka Okoye of number 2, Gafia Street, Nasarawa State, reported the accused at the FCT police command headquarters, Abuja.

Ijagbemi said that on June 4, the accused, who was a facebook contact, proposed to sell ladies wear and hand bags to Okoye at the rate of N140 000.

He said on June 20, Okoye paid the said money into a UBA account, in favour of one Obiowu Felix, but the accused refused to supply the items.

The Prosecutor told the court that efforts to get the money back proved abortive, adding that in the process, the accused threaten to kill Okoye if she insisted on collecting her money back.

He said police investigation had discovered that the accused was only a scam that neither had a job nor a shop. Ijagbemi said the accused was charged with criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal intimidation, which is contrary to the provisions of sections 312, 322 and 397 of the Penal Code.

When the accused was asked if the allegations leveled against him here true, he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, however, urged the court for an adjournment and urged the court to remand the accused in prison custody till the next adjourned date.

He argued that the accused had no fixed address within the jurisdiction of the court and if granted bail on any grounds, he was liable to jump bail.

Chief Magistrate Gulma, remanded the accused in prison custody and adjourned the case to November 21, for hearing.

- NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Angela Gold
Blast of Nollywood Actor Chidi Oh...

Chidi Ohazurike is the C.E.O of Goldvalley Production, many have come to realize that he's nothing but fake, a News24 reader laments. Read more...

Submitted by
Yunus Adamu Ibrahim
North south identity is the unity...

Unity means we can honor our differences and celebrate our commonalities, writes Binta Ayamu. Read more...

Submitted by
John Idoko875
ICPC nabs looting ADSU bursar

The Bursar that looted and impoverished Adamawa State University (ADSU), Mubi, Mr. Kumthy Ezra Anjili, has been nabbed by crack detectives from the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), confirms a News24 reader. Read more...

Nigeria, our Father land

The current situation in Nigeria requires us to pacify Nigerians and ourselves, writes Adedamola Odukoya. Read more...

Positioning yourself to get disti...

Be wise "get wisdom and in all your endeavours, get understanding", writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Nasir Sani
The role of a social medical work...

Medical social workers play a great role in patient care. While the doctor and nurse focus on the medical aspect of patient care, the medical social worker focuses on the psychosocial aspect of patient care, writes Nasir Kukuri. Read more...