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Shocking !!!! Couple arraigned for over alleged fraud

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

The defendants were arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, breach of trust and cheating. They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Prosecutor, Mr Agabi Auta, told the court that one Chris Okoro of same address reported the matter at the Aso Police Station Nasarawa State, on Aug. 4.

He said that on the same date at about 12 noon , the defendants came to the complainant and pleaded with him to lend them N10,000 to enable them buy some drugs for their child.

The prosecutor said the complainant gave the defendants his ATM card to go to the bank and withdraw the money.

He said the defendants conspired and withdrew N30,000, instead of N10,000 and refused to return the complainant’s ATM card.

He added that during police investigation, the defendants made confessional statements and the ATM card was recovered from them.

Auta said that the offences contravened Sections 97, 312 and 322 of the Penal Code, which attracts five years jail term with fine or both on conviction.

The Judge, Mr Albert Maga, however, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100,000 each, with one surety each in like sum.

He adjourned the matter until Aug. 22 for further hearing.

Source:( PM News )

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