Carpenter in court for criminal breach of trust, cheating

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By Talatu Maiwada

Abuja – A 35-year-old carpenter, Abraham Adams, was on Friday arraigned before a Life Camp Magistrates’ Court for alleged criminal breach of trust and cheating.

Adam of Gauraka in Niger, is standing trial on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The Prosecutor, ASP Peter Ejike of FCT Command, told the court that on March 7, one Adedolapo Akinboro of Citec Mboro Estate, Abuja, reported the matter at Life Camp Police Station.

The prosecutor alleged that in September 2019, the complainant met the defendant and had a business discussion to make a wardrobe for him, for which the defendant charged him N90,000.

Ejike said the complainant trusted the defendant to deliver the job and paid him all the N90,000 he charged.

He told the court that the defendant dubiously converted the money into his personal use and intentionally absconded and refused to pick the complainant’s phone calls.

He said during police investigation, all effort made to recover the money proved abortive.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code Law.

The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Magistrate Chinyere Nwecheonwu admitted the defendant to N200,000 bail with one surety in like sum.

Nwecheonwu ordered that the surety must have a valid identity card, a fixed address and a means of livelihood.

She adjourned the case till April 22, for hearing.


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