Court remands 2 “fake pastors’’, pending bail application

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MARARABA – A ’ Court Mararaba, Nasarawa State on ordered that pastors, alleged be , should be remanded prison custody pending bail application.

The accused, Bisong Otu, 28, and Luka, 30, both Masaka Nasarawa State, are charged with criminal conspiracy and obtaining under false pretext.

Magistrate Iliya Aku gave the order after the accused persons pleaded not guilty.

Aku ordered that they should be remanded in Keffi Prisons, until they are able engage the services a file written bail application.

He then adjourned the case until June 18.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Cpl Hemen Donald, had told the court that a was lodged at the `A’ Division Police Station on the matter.

He said the was lodged by Ms Ikung Glory Calvary Road, Mararaba Division Police Station on June 3.

Donald said the had gone to bank to withdraw N8,000 from an ATM, only to be robbed on her way back home.

“The accused persons had stopped the on the way and introduced themselves as pastors.

“The accused persons allegedly hypnotised her into parting with the N80,00, a Tecno cell phone and an ATM card,’’ he told the court.

Donald said after the accused collected the money, cell phone and ATM card from the , they ran way.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 97 and 292 of the Penal Code.

If convicted, the accused are liable to a prison term of about five years or with an option of fine. (NAN)