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Abuja businesswoman in the dock for alleged N3.4million fraud

02/04/2014 13:41

An Abuja-based businesswoman, Uju Brown, 25, on Wednesday appeared in a Senior Magistrates’ Court in Wuse Zone 2 for allegedly cheating her business partner of N3.4million.

Brown, who resides in Gwarimpa, Abuja, is charged with criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The prosecutor, DSP Yusuf Auta, told the court that Mr Bukar Musa, who resides in Garki 2, Abuja, lodged a complain against the accused through a petition addressed to Assistant Inspector-General of Police Zone 7 on March 28.

Auta said that sometime in April, 2013, the accused drove a Mercedes jeep to the complainant's house and told him that it was for sale.

He said that the accused and the complainant agreed on N3.4million for the car

Auta said after the accused collected the money, she told the complainant that she wanted to use the car to pick something from her house.

He said that the complainant agreed and the accused allegedly took off with the car and never returned until she was arrested a month later.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code which could earn her seven years in prison with an option of fine.

The magistrate, Mr Chukwuemeka Ubani, admitted the accused to bail for N1million with two sureties.

He ordered that one of the sureties must be a civil servant not below GL. 13 and should submit a photocopy of his/her last promotion letter and statement of account in the last three months.

Ubani ordered that the second surety must be a businessman who must possess a personal tax clearance for 2013.

He adjourned the case until April 17 for further hearing.

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