Police arraign `money doubler’ for defrauding woman of N108,000

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The police on Tuesday arraigned a 32-year-old `money doubler”, Ikechukwu Ugo, in a Kado Upper Area Court for defrauding a woman of N108,000.

Ugo, a resident of Jabi village, Abuja, is charged with a two count charge of joint act and cheating.

The police prosecutor, Sgt. Simon Ibrahim, told the court that Ms Bernice Adekoke of Lugbe, Airport Road, Abuja, lodged a report against the accused at the Utako Police Station on April 7.

Ibrahim said the accused and another man, now at large, approached the complainant with a promise to produce

some dollars for her.

He said the accused collected N108,000 from Adegoke to buy some chemicals to use in making the money.

The prosecutor said the accused absconded immediately after collecting the money until he was arrested by the police.

He said the offence contravened the Penal Code.

If convicted, the accused is liable to three years in prison, an option of fine or both.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The Presiding Judge, Mr Abubakar Sadiq, admitted him to bail for N10,000 and a surety.

Sadiq ordered that the surety must have a fixed address and reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

He adjourned the case until May 19 for hearing. (NAN)

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