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Businessman docked for defrauding girlfriend of N1.3m

A 38-year-old man, Abdulkareem Isah, was on Tuesday arraigned in a Lokoja High Court for allegedly defrauding his fiancée of N1.3 million.

Isah, who resides in Galili in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State is charged with two counts of fraud.

The Prosecution Counse;l, S.I. Ikutanwa, told the court that Isah on July 15, 2019 collected N1.3 million from his fiancee, Miss Hussane Sule for a business deal with a promise to pay the money in six months.

Ikutanwa said that Isah deceived Sule with a “fake” marriage proposal.

The offence, he said, is punishable under section 1(3) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2016 of constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

“My Lord, since the accused has pleaded not guilty to the two counts labelled against him, we shall be asking for another date to enable us prepare and commence hearing of the case proper,” Ikutanwa pleaded.

The Defence Counsel, Mr M.S. Yusuf, did not oppose the application for adjournment.

He told the court that his client was on administrative bail.

The presiding judge, Justice S.E. Umar, adjourned the case until Jan. 26, 2022 for hearing.

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