The police have arraigned
one Lawrence Essiet, in a Gudu
Upper Area Court, Abuja, for
allegedly defrauding a woman
of the sum of N463, 000.
Esseit who resides at Bwari,
Abuja, is standing trial on a
two-count charge of criminal
breach of trust and cheating.
The prosecutor, Sgt.
Mohammed Garba, told
the court that one Anita
Okechukwu of Area 1, Garki,
Abuja, reported the matter at
the Garki Police Station on May
Garba said the accused,
sometime in February, deceived
Okechukwu and collected
N463, 000 from her to purchase
a car for her.
The prosecutor said that the
accused allegedly switched off
his cell phone after collecting
the money and disappeared,
but was later arrested by the
He said that the offences
contravened Sections 312 and
322 of the Penal Code.
The accused, however,
pleaded not guilty.
The Judge, Alhaji Umar
Kagarko, granted the accused
bail in the sum of N500, 000,
with a surety in like sum, and
adjourned the case till June 29
for further hearing.