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Benin man caged for duping foreign nationals

16 November 2015, 10:16Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - A man will spend the upcoming festive season in custody for his alleged membership to a syndicate that defrauded unsuspecting foreign national of their money through false promises.

Emmanuel Eromosele (alias Bryan Perry) has been arraigned at the Federal High Court sitting in Benin on a three-count charge bordering on fraud to the tune of US$1 500.

Eromosele allegedly defrauded one James Sindelar in the United Kingdom through Western Union Money Transfer of the said sum while answering the name Bryan Perry and parading himself as a barrister, waiting to be conferred with a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

Also Read: Two men in court for alleged N3.7m fraud

The accused person and others at large allegedly sent fraudulent messages to inbox folder of the victim and to other unsuspecting foreign nationals seeking help and promising unfulfilled agreement for personal benefits.

The alleged offences are said to have occurred in July.

Eromosele is pleading not guilty.

Justice Ajoku has adjourned the matter to January 27, 2016 for the hearing of bail application and ordered the accused person to be remanded in prison custody.

- CAJ News

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