Abuja – A 32-year-old man, Bako Garba, was on Tuesday arraigned in a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly collecting N2million on pretence of securing an NNPC employment for one Muyiwa Olawale.
The prosecutor, Insp. Abba Ayuba told the court that the accused approached the complainant and promised to help him secure a job with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The accused, a resident of Jedo Estate, Airport Road, Abuja is standing trial on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating.
Ayuba told the court that Olawale of FHA Lugbe, petitioned the FCT Commissioner of Police on Aug. 13, complaining that the accused duped him.
He said that the accused requested for N2million as fee for the employment which the complainant paid.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
Ayuba told the court that the accused could not secure the employment as promised.
He added that the accused denied the allegations, but admitted collecting N500, 000 from the complainant.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Magistrate, Mrs Khadijat Mustapha, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000 with one surety in like sum, and adjourned the case till Nov. 26. (NAN)