Lawyer arraigned over N3.1m fraud

A 37-year-old man, Emmanuel Douglas, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja magistrate court, Lagos, for allegedly obtaining N2.55 million from a complainant, Osita Nnorum Samuel.

The police alleged that Douglas committed the offence on March 13, 2019 at about 10am in Lagos.

According to the police prosecutor, Sergeant Umah Mike, the accused person fraudulently obtained the money from Samuel on the false pretence that he would use it to purchase a plot of land for him in Ajah, Lagos, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 314(1) (a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.

Mike told the court that Douglas later issued one Sterling Bank Plc cheque, No. 19496624, for the sum of N550,000, which was dishonoured during clearance at the bank on the ground that there was insufficient fund in his bank account. Douglas pleaded not guilty to the four-count criminal charge levelled against him.


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Chief Magistrate A. A. Fashola admitted him to a bail of N200,000 and adjourned the case till November 28, 2019.


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