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Fake marriage lands Ibadan man in trouble

28 March 2014, 21:08

Abuja - An alleged fraudster, Adeboye Quadri, has been arraigned at the Oyo State High Court, Ibadan on a four-count charge bordering on fraud, impersonation, marriage scam and obtaining money by false pretenses.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is pursuing his persecution.

Quadri (alias James John Smith) allegedly, in 2012 within the jurisdiction Court, with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of 70,878 Euros from Laura Reffosco, by falsely representing to her they were love with her.

The money represented the sum for acquiring landed properties and establishing the pair a business in Nigeria.

Defense counsel, Babatunde Alaka, made an application for bail, supported by a seven-paragraph affidavit and a written address dated on Thursday and Friday.

The court granted the defendant bail in the sum of N5million with two sureties in like sum and one of the sureties must be a civil servant on Grade Level 10.

The other must have a property within the jurisdiction of the court. Both sureties must submit two passport-sized photographs to the Registrar of the court.

The case has been adjourned the case until April 11 for hearing. The defendant will be remanded in Agodi prison, Ibadan.

- CAJ News


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