Thursday, 4 January 2018

Police arraign 35-year old banker for cheating

Abuja, Jan. 4, 2018 (NAN) The police on Thursday arraigned one Daniel George, 35, at a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court in the FCT for cheating.
George, a banker and resident of Gwarimpa, Abuja, is standing trial on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and cheating.
The Prosecutor, Otu Urom, said that Sanusi Saminu residing at Ishaka Close, Gwarimpa, Abuja, reported the matter to the Commissioner of Police in the FCT, Mr Abubakar Bello, on Dec. 13, 2017.
He alleged that sometime in July, 2017, the accused and two others now at large, conspired and deceived the complainant.
Urom alleged that they deceived the complainant to invest N1.5 million in their company under name of Global Trust Multipurpose Cooperative Limited.
He said that the accused and the others promised to pay the complainant his money in 90 days but they failed to do so after the stipulated period.
The prosecutor alleged that they converted the money into their personal use.
According to him, the offence contravenes the Penal Code.
When the charge was read out, the defendant pleaded not guilty”.
The Senior Magistrate, Mr Musa Jobbo, granted the accused bail for N1 million with one surety in like sum.
He said that the surety must be a civil servant residing within the court’s jurisdiction and adjourned the case till Feb. 5 for hearing



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