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Man, 63, in court for cheating two women of N4.7m

10 September 2013, 19:00

Abuja - The police on Tuesday arraigned Uche Ifemebede of Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja, in a Karu Upper Area Court for cheating and criminal breach of trust.

The prosecutor, Insp. Philips Akogwu, told the court that two women, Eucharia Okeke and Evergreen Ani, who reside at Airport road, Abuja, reported the matter at the Utako Police Station on Aug. 29.

He said the case was transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, FCT Command on Sept. 3.

"Ifemebede paraded himself to the complainants as an estate developer with some documents from FCDA and fraudulently collected N4.7 million from them.

"Police investigations revealed that the accused is not an estate developer, "Akogwu said, adding that the offences contravened sections 312 and 323 of the Penal Code.

The accused, who denied parading himself as an estate developer, to the complainants, however admitted that he collected the money from them.

His counsel, Kingsley Okey, asked the court to grant his client bail with a promise that a `reliable’ surety would be provided.

The trial judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, granted the accused bail in the sum of N4. 8 million with two sureties, who must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

He said that one of the sureties must be a civil servant, and adjourned the case to Nov. 6 for hearing.


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