A High Court in Lokoja has arraigned a 38-year-old man, Abdulkareem Isah, on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding his former fiancée of N1.3 million.
Isah who resides in Galili in Lokoja Local Government Area is charged with two counts of fraud.
The Prosecution Counsel, S.I. Ikutanwa told the court that Isah on July 15, 2019, collected N1.3 million from his fiancee, Miss Hussain Sule for a business deal with a promise to pay the money in six months.
Ikutanwa said that Isah deceived Sule with ”a fake” marriage proposal.
The offence, he said, is punishable under section 1(3) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2016 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
“My Lord, since the accused has pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge labelled against him, we shall be asking for another date to enable us prepare and commence hearing of the case properly,” Ikutanwa pleaded.
The Defence Counsel, Mr M.S. Yusuf did not oppose the application for adjournment.
He told the court that his client was on administrative bail.
The presiding judge, Justice S.E. Umar, adjourned the case until Jan. 26, 2022, for hearing.