FRSC of­fi­cial for­gives ac­cused over fa­ther’s in­abil­ity to pay com­pen­sa­tion

Daily Trust - - CRIME - By Emma Elekwa

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.

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