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Man, 28, faces visa fraud charge

30 September 2013, 16:32

Lagos - A 28-year-old man, Jesurobo Rusher, was on Monday charged with visa fraud and stealing at a Yaba Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Rusher, who lives at No. 23b, Kajola St., Ebute Meta, is being tried for obtaining money under false pretences and stealing.

He, however, denied the charges.

But the prosecutor, Insp. Godwin Anyanwu, said the accused committed the offences on July 3 at his residence.

He said Rusher with a man still at large conspired to collect N500 000 from the complainant, Uchenna Anike, under the pretext of procuring a visa for him to travel to Barbados.

"Rusher disappeared after collecting the money to procure a visa for the complainant," Anyanwu alleged.

Anyanwu noted that the offences contravened Sections 285 and 312 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State.

Ruling on the bail application of the accused, the Magistrate, Adekorede Ajibade, granted him bail in the sum of N200 000 with two sureties in like sum.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused, if found guilty, may be sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.

The case was adjourned to Oct. 31 for mention.


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