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Two Kaduna men docked for cheating

The duo is standing trial on three counts of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and cheating.

• July 26, 2022
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Two men, Augustine Steven and Sati Yanbam, were arraigned at the Kafanchan Upper Customary Court, Kaduna state, for alleged cheating.

The duo is standing trial on three counts of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and cheating.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Esther Bishen, told the court that a man, Mohammed Aliyu of Godogodo, reported the matter at the station on July 4.

Ms Bishen said the complainant gave the defendants the sum of N50,000 with the understanding that they would give him a gemstone in return.

She said all efforts by the complainant to get the gemstone from the defendants as agreed yielded no result.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 58, 296 and 306 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law.

When the charges were read to the defendants, they pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor prayed the court for an adjournment to enable her to call witnesses.

In his ruling, Judge George Gwani granted the defendants N25,000 bail each and a surety.

Mr Gwani adjourned the matter until August 3 for a hearing. 


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