The police on Thursday arraigned one Innocent Chinwuba before a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja over alleged criminal breach of trust and cheating.
The defendant of Area 1, Abuja is being tried on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating.
The Prosecutor, John Okpa, told the court that one Dr Bolarinwa Bolaji reported the matter at the Police Area Command, Life Camp, Abuja on Aug. 10.
Okpa said the complainant sometime in May entrusted N215, 000 to the defendant to do book finishing for him but unknowingly overpaid him by N48, 000.
He said when the complainant went to collect the books, the defendant refused to give them to him.
Okpa said that instead of refunding the N48,000 to Bolaji, the accused requested for additional N82, 000 from the complainant.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Judge, Abdulwahab Mohammed, granted the defendant N200, 000 bails with one reliable surety in like sum.
Mohammed said the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and adjourned the matter until Oct. 11 for hearing