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Court remands businesswoman for alleged cheating



An Upper Area Court in Kubwa, ordered that a businesswoman, Nkechi Anayanwu be remanded in a correctional facility for alleged cheating.

The Judge, Abdullahi Jibril gave the order after the defendant pleaded not guilty to criminal breach of trust, cheating and giving injurious falsehood.

Jibril however adjourned the case until Oct.6 for ruling in the defendant’s bail following the application made by the defence counsel, Alabi Anthony.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, John Okpa, told the court that the complainant, Basirat Abdulkareem reported the matter at the Area Command Headquarters, Kubwa on June 1.

Okpa said that the defendant allegedly deceived the complainant and collected N1 million from her sometime in August, 2020 claiming to invest same in her Duchess travelling and tour company.

He added that the defendant assured the complainant of paying her 20 per cent monthly interest of the said sum which was false.

The prosecution counsel said the defendant eventually stopped taking the complainant’s phone calls adding that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 312, 322 and 393 of the Penal Code.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

The defence counsel however urged the court to grant his client bail, saying that she is a nursing mother and cited Section 36(5) of the 1999 constitution and prayed for the court to exercise its discretion judiciously.

Joy Kaka

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