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Man arraigned for allegedly defrauding three

FOR  allegedly obtaining goods worth N394,400 from three persons at Computer Village, Lagos, without paying back, a 28-year-old man, Chukwu Jekwu, has been charged before a Magistrate Court sitting in Ikeja.

   Jekwu was arraigned by the police on a five-count charge of fraudulently obtaining goods and stealing. 

   He pleaded not guilty to all the count charges.

   He was alleged to have stolen the sum of N140,000 from one Nwuora Chieyi, while also fraudulently obtained goods from Chieyi, Onyezubelu Ugochukwu and Thankgod Ezehiwehe.

   Part of the charge read: “That you Chukwu Jekwu on February 10, 2014 at No. 14b Pepple Street, Computer Village, Ikeja in the Ikeja Magisterial District, did fraudulently obtain goods worth N140,000 from one Nwuora Chieyi with the pretense of paying back in two days, knowing same to be false.”

   However, the prosecutor, Inspector Eranus Nnamonu, told the court that the offence is punishable under Section 285 of the Criminal Law No. II Vol. 44 Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

   He was granted bail by Magistrate Abimbola Komolafe in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties. 

   She ordered that the sureties must be blood related and should have paid their taxes for the period of three years.

 Komolafe also ordered that the sum of N50,000 should be deposited in the Chief Registrar’s account and the case was adjourned to April 2, 2015.



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