2 businesswomen docked over N.3m unpaid hotel bills

The police yesterday arraigned two businesswomen in a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, over alleged inability to pay N394,000 accumulated hotel accommodation bills.

The police charged Nwainokpo Isioma, 43, and Jennifer Ude, 42, who reside in Gwarinpa Estate, Abuja, with three counts of criminal breach of trust, cheating and intimidation.


The prosecution counsel, Mrs Ijeoma Ukagha, told the court that the matter was reported by the complainant, Peter Andrew of Sumed Suite, 1st Avenue Gwarinpa Estate Abuja, at the Area Command office on July 19.

Ukagha alleged that sometime in May 2019 the defendants lodged in their hotel in Gwarinpa and occupied two rooms at the rate of N9,000 per night.

Ukagha told the court that the defendants fraudulently refused to pay the hotel bills from June to July 19 which accumulated to N394,000.

She alleged that when the complainant asked the defendants for his money they threatened him and refused to pay.

The judge, Alhaji Inuwa Maiwada, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N100, 000 each with two reliable sureties in like sum.


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