A 25-year-old cinematographer, Dozie Nwankwo, who allegedly obtained N3.7 million from his former school mate under false pretences, was on Tuesday docked before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
Nwankwo, who resides at Block 14, Ikota Villa Estate, Lekki, Lagos State, is standing trial on a charge of fraud.
The prosecutor, Insp. Ingobo Emby, told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 25 at 11a.m. at No. 15B, Babatunde Anjou’s St., Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
He said that the accused falsely obtained N3.7 million from the complainant, Mr Tochukwu Obikwere, under the guise that he would transfer the said amount back into the complainant’s account.
Emby said that the accused failed to pay back the said money as promised.
He said the offence contravened Section 321 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015(revised).
Nwankwo, however, denied the charge.
The magistrate, Mr B. A. Sonuga, granted the accused N500,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
Sonuga said that the sureties must show evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos State Government (LASG).
He also ordered that the sureties must deposit N300, 000 to the court’s chief registrar’s account and have their addresses verified.
The case was adjourned until May 3 for mention.