Abuja, – A 30-year-old man, Abdulgafar Yufusf, was on Monday docked in an Upper Area Court Zuba, Abuja, for allegedly swindling his friend of N 240,000..
The police charged Yufusf, who lives in Bwari, FCT, with criminal breach of trust and cheating.
The Prosecution Counsel, S. K Iyakwo told the court that the complainant, Ezekiel Audu of Karu Abuja reported the matter at the Zuba Police Station on Dec. 13.
Iyakwo said that sometime in February 2021 the defendant deceived the complainant and smartly collected N240,000 from him
He told the court that the defendant collected the complainant’s money and promised to get a job for him in Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) converted the money to his personal use.
The prosecution said that during police investigation the defendant made a confessional statement but all efforts made to recover the money from him failed.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 312 and 322 of the penal code.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The judge, Malam Sani Umar, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N300,000 and a surety in like sum.
He ordered that the surety must reside within the court jurisdiction.
Umar adjourned the case until May 31 for hearing. (NAN)