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Police arraign woman for luring friend to obtain trinkets worth N6.8m

27 September 2013, 14:24

Abuja -The police on Friday arraigned a woman, Olabisi Adamu, 26, of Limpopo St., Maitama in a Wuse Zone 2 Chief Magistrates’ Court for luring her friend to part with N6.8 million gold trinkets.

Adamu was arraigned on two counts of breach of trust and cheating.

The police prosecutor, Cpl. Emmanuel Adikwu told the court that Beatrice Nwaka of No. 108, Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, reported the matter at the Maitama Police Station on March 8.

Adikwu told the court that in March 2012, the accused went to Nwaka’s house and allegedly lured her into parting with her trinkets under the guise of investing in a business venture.

The prosecutor said that during investigations, N750 000 and some of the stolen trinkets were recovered from the accused.

He said that the offence contravened provisions of sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.

He said that if convicted, the accused was liable to an aggregate jail term of 10 years or with fine or with both, but he pleaded not guilty.

The defence counsel, Tunji Akeju prayed the court to admit his client to bail on liberal terms, saying that Adamu was a nursing mother.

Akeju said that the offence was bailable and his client would not jump bail if granted because she had been on police bail since March and still availed herself for the trial.

The presiding magistrate, Ramatu Gulma admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N2 million with a reasonable surety in like sum, who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

Gulma ordered that the surety must be a civil servant not below Grade Level 10 and must deposit his appointment and last promotion letter with the registrar of the court.

She also ordered that the surety must deposit a bank statement showing the inflow of money in the account for the past six months.

Gulma adjourned the case to Oct. 30 for hearing.


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