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Man, 22, docked for alleged N220 000 fraud

13 September 2013, 18:00

Abuja - The police on Friday arraigned a tricycle operator, Yusuf Mohammed, 22, in an Abuja Magistrates’ Court sitting at Life Camp for allegedly swindling two friends, of N220 000.

The accused person, who lives at Gwarimpa village in the FCT, is charged with criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Salihu Mohammed, told the court that the friends, Habib Sulaiman and Abdullahi Mohammed, who live at Tipper Garage and Katampe, respectively, reported the crime at the Gwarimpa Police Station on Sept. 6.

He alleged that the complainants entrusted their tricycles (Keke NAPEP) to the accused to sell for N220 000 and remit the money to them.

Mohammed said the accused sold the tricycles and converted the money to his personal use.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code, and urged the court to convict the accused accordingly.

The accused, however, denied all the allegations.

The magistrate, Zubairu Mohammed, admitted him to bail in the sum of N200 000 with one surety in like sum.

Mohammed said the surety must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court and must have an office address located within an approved business area in the FCT.

He adjourned the case to September 17.



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