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Police arraign property agent over N4 million fraud

A 40-year-old property agent, Mohammed Rabiu, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Kaduna magistrates’ court over alleged N4 million fraud.

• January 3, 2023
Court room used to illustrate the story
Court room used to illustrate the story

A 40-year-old property agent, Mohammed Rabiu, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Kaduna magistrates’ court over alleged N4 million fraud.

The defendant, who resides in the Malali area of Kaduna, is charged with criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The prosecution counsel, Chidi Leo, told the court that a written petition by the complainant, Sani Garba, was received at the state police divisional headquarters on December 20.

During the investigation, he said it was discovered that sometime in July 2022, the complainant entrusted N3.5 million to the defendant, who claimed to be the owner of a property in Ungwan Sarki in Malali, Kaduna.

He said the complainant later gave the defendant the balance of N500,000.

He said the offence contravened sections 297 and 307 of the Kaduna State Penal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. 

The magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, admitted the defendant to N200,000 bail with two sureties.

Mr Emmanuel ordered that the sureties must own a landed property.

He adjourned the case until January 30 for a hearing.


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