For allegedly defrauding a man of N450, 000, a 52-year-old businessman, Emeka Chibuzor, was on Monday
brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
Chibuzor, who resides at 11 Qudus St., Aboru-Ipaja, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of obtaining money by false
pretences and stealing.
The accused committed the offences on Feb. 10, 2013 at Ayodele Street, Ekoro, Abule-Egba, Lagos, the Police Prosecutor, Insp.
Raphael Donny told the court.
Donny said that the accused obtained N450,000 from the complainant, Mr Sunday Iwegbelem, with a promise to procure a Turkey
visa for him, but failed to do so.
“He failed to procure the visa and also refused to refund the complainant’s money. Rather, he decided to relocate to an
“The complainant, however, saw him after five years and was able to arrest him with the help of passersby, ” he said.
The offences contravened Sections 280 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
In her ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs B. O. Osunsanmi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like
sum and adjourned the case until Oct. 10 for trial.