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Okada rider in court for breach of trust, cheating

A 42-year-old Okada rider, Samuel Ukeyima, was on Wednesday arraigned in a Makurdi chief magistrates’ court for an alleged breach of agreement.

• November 2, 2022
Okada rider
Okada rider used to illustrate the story [Photo Credit: Punch Newspaper]

A 42-year-old Okada rider, Samuel Ukeyima, was on Wednesday arraigned in a Makurdi chief magistrates’ court for an alleged breach of agreement.

Mr Ukeyima, who lives behind Alhaji Dash Street, Ankpa Ward, Makurdi, was charged with criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The prosecutor, Jonah Uletu, told the court that one James Orshio filed the complaint at the ‘A’ Division Police Station, Makurdi, on October 14.

Mr Uletu told the court that Mr Orshio bought a motorcycle and gave it to the defendant for commercial purposes on July 12, with an agreement to remit N7,000 weekly.

“The defendant agreed to pay N7,000 weekly to the complainant.

“The complainant further stated that the defendant went missing since he collected the motorcycle,” he said.

The prosecutor said the defendant was arrested, and during the police investigation, he confessed to committing the crime.

According to him, the offences contravene sections 311 and 321 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue, 2004.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

The chief magistrate, Roseline Iyorshe, granted the defendant N100,000 bail and a surety in like sum.

Ms Iyorshe adjourned the case to December 1, 2022, for further mention.

(NAN)

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