3 agents in court for allegedly cheating client

Three on Monday appeared in a Grade Area Court in Karu, FCT, for allegedly cheating their client of N2 million.

The police charged Hafsat Aminu, Aliyu Idris, Peter Ejike  who all reside in Suleja, Niger state Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Breach of trust, Cheating and Impersonation.

The Counsel, Edwin Ochayi, told the court that the defendants met the nominal complainant sometime in April and June, 2013 and deceived him into believing that one Adeniyi Sanni, now at large was a  contractor and consultant, engaged to fill 300 housing units in the and Civil Defence Corps quarters in Calabar.

The said the matter was reported at the Wuse Divisional headquarters and transferred to Criminal Investigation Departments (CID) on 13, 2016 by the complainant, Jeresuney Sofi of Block 6, Elekahia Estate, Port Harcourt.

The said that the defendants fraudulently collected N2 million from the complainant to process the contract.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 97(2), 312, 322 and 132 of the Penal Code.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Judge, Mr Maiwada, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N5 million each two sureties each in like sum.

Maiwada ordered that the sureties must provide means of Identification, valid address verified by the court staff, utility bill, statement of account.

He adjourned the case Oct. 12 for mention. (NAN)