Civil servant, 28, faces N796, 000 fraud charge

By Funmilola Gboteku
Lagos  –  A 28-year-old civil servant, Samuel Ezeibe, who allegedly took a loan of N796,000 from people under false pretences, on Monday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Ezeibe, a resident of Adeniyi Jones area of Ikeja, is standing trial on a two-count charge of stealing and obtaining money under false pretences to which he pleaded not guilty.

But the Police Prosecutor, Insp. Raji Akeem insisted that the accused committed the offence sometime in June at Oba Ogunji Road, Ogba, Ikeja.

He alleged that the accused borrowed N796, 000 from three people (the complainants) with a promise to return the money after a week.

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Akeem named the complainants as Ibironke Adeyemi, Tochukwu Agbolahor, and Paul Chinedu, who did not suspect that they were being duped.

“After spending the money, the accused started giving excuses when it was time for him to pay back.”

The offences, according to the prosecutor, contravened Sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 314 prescribes a 15- year jail term for obtaining under false pretences, while Section 287 stipulates two years for stealing.

The Senior Magistrate, Mr T.O.Shomade, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

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He adjourned the case until Oct. 3 for mention. (NAN)

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