Mararaba – Three applicants on Monday told a Senior Magistrates’ Court in Mararaba, Nasarawa State that a native doctor, Abdul Idris, collected N510,000 from them to enlist them in the Nigerian Army.
Idris is standing trial on a one-count charge of cheating.
At the case’s hearing on Monday, the accused pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N500,000.
Testifying in court, one of the applicants, Hassan Adamu, told the court that the accused allegedly lured him into paying N170,000.
He said this was with a promise to introduce him to an Army General who will aid his enlistment in the Nigerian Army.
Adamu said the accused absconded to an unknown place, after he gave the native doctor the money.
Also testifying, another applicant, Kefas Williams, said the accused collected N170,000, for his (Williams) enlistment in the Army.
Another applicant, Danlami Giwa, told the court that he gave the accused N170,000 to prepare a “charm’’ for him to aid his enlistment in the Army.
He said he did not hear anything from the accused thereafter.
After listening to the testimonies of the witnesses, the magistrate, Mr Jeremiah Danladi, adjourned the case until April 14, for further hearing.(NAN)