Police arraign electrician over N.3m fraud
A 27-year-old electrician has been arraigned before an Abuja Grade 1 Area Court over an alleged N360,000 prepaid metre fraud.
Isaac Bala of Mararaba, Nasarawa State, was charged with criminal breach of trust and cheating, offences contrary to sections 312 and 322 of the penal code.
The police prosecutor, DSP Egwu Anthony, told the court that the complainant, Adekunle Musa, of Sabon-Gari, Bwari, on October 7, reported at the Kubwa Police Station, that he entrusted the accused with N360,000 to install eight prepaid metres at his boss’ house at Dawaki, as well to change the service wire and to erase his previous account for him.
He said the accused installed only two prepaid meters and refused to do the remaining, adding that all effort to recover the money or to compel him to complete the work, proved abortive.
When the charges were read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty, and was granted bail in the sum of N300,000 by the judge, Mohammed Marafa, with one reasonable surety who must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction.
The case was adjourned November 17 for hearing.
Similarly, two persons were arraigned before the same court for allegedly converting a car given to them for business to their personal use.
Dickson Moses, 41, and Lucky Oboh, 27, were charged with criminal breach of trust and cheating, offences contrary to sections 312
to and 322 of the penal code.
The police prosecutor, DSP Egwu Anthony, told the court that one Regina Christopher of Dei-dei, on August 26, complained at the Kubwa Police Station, of how she entrusted her Toyota Corolla car with registration No. BK 610 GWA valued at N450,000 to the accused to work with and remit the money.
He said the accused however connived with one Lucky Oboh of Jaji Street, Kubwa and converted the said car to his personal use.
When the charges were read to the accused, they pleaded not guilty, and were granted bail in the sum of N100,000 by the judge, Mohammed Marafa, with one reasonable surety who must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction.
The case was adjourned December 2 for hearing.
Engine oil traders sleep at their roadside shade in Dei-dei, Bwari Area Council, recently.