FRSC official forgives accused over father’s inability to pay compensation
An Abuja Grade 1 Area court has struck out a case of cheating filled against one Samuel Yayezo following an application by the complainant asking the court to withdraw the matter.
Joseph Jocktan, an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps has asked for the withdrawal of the case due to the accused father’s request for the court to give him time to sell his plot of land to enable him assist the son to offset the compensation fee of N30, 000.
The accused, a 22-year-old carpenter of Byazhin across, Kubwa, who was charged with cheating, an offence that contradicts section 312 of the Penal Code, was ordered to pay a compensation of N30, 000.
The police prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun had told the court that the complainant, on September 14, reported at the Kubwa police station, of how he gave the sum of N30,000 to the accused to build a mini container shop for him.
He said the accused instead, dishonestly converted the money to his personal use.
When the charge was read to the accused, he pleaded guilty, but the judge, Mohammed Marafa struck out the case following the request of withdrawal of the case by the complainant.
Similarly, the same court also terminated a case of cheating filled against one Heng Tsua, following a request from the complainant for its withdrawal.
The accused, a neigbor to the complainant, was charged with cheating, an offence that contradicts section 312 of the Penal Code.
The police prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun had told the court that one Stella Micheal, of Byazhin across, on September 18, complained at the Kubwa police station, of how the accused, acted in a fraudelent manner and deceived her into using her money to the tune of N111, 910.00 to renovate an uncompleted shop.
He said the accused after the completion, refused her to occupy the shop, thereby causing her wrongful loss.
When the matter came up in court, the judge, Mohammed Marafa, struck it out following a request for its withdrawal by the complainant.