Court remands man over alleged N4.7m fraud

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded one Abdullahi Musa, for alleged N4. 7 million fraud.

The Magistrate, Ahmad Dasuki ordered that Musa be remanded at the Oke Kura correctional facility, Ilorin and adjourned the case until Nov. 25, for further mention.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp  Zacchaeus Folorunsho, informed the court that the defendant was arraigned on charges of criminal breach of trust, cheating and advance fee fraud.

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Folorunsho told the court that sometime in 2016, the defendant allegedly collected N4,704,800, from one Edwin Eze, on the pretext that he would supply him Coca-cola products.

He alleged that the defendant also falsely claimed ownership of the complainant’s shop at Gbugbu, took photographs and used them as collateral to collect N500,000 loan from SEAP Microfinance Bank.

He said the alleged offences contravened Sections 312 and 322 of Penal Code and Section 1(3) of advance fee fraud.

The prosecutor urged the court to remand the defendant in prison pending the outcome of the investigation.

Musa however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.


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