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Businessman Arraigned For N2.7m Fraud

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Lagos – A businessman, David Badmus, has appeared before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly obtaining N2.7million under false pretences.
The accused, 56, is facing a three-count charge bordering on fraud and obtaining money under false pretences.
According to the prosecutor, Insp. Richard Odigie, the accused committed the offences on June 16 at No. 14, Nosa Close, off Sand- Fill, Ajangbadi, a Lagos suburb.
Odigie said the accused collected N2.7million worth of iron rods from the complainant, Mr Anthony Udochukwu, on the pretext that he needed them for a project at Ojo Local Government Council.
“Badmus approached Udochukwu that he needed N2.7million worth of iron rods to execute a project and issued a cheque for the amount.
“When the cheque was presented at the bank, it was, however, dishonoured,’’ he told the court.
“Badmus gave Udechukwu two Sterling Bank cheques with nos. 06664125 and 06664126 which were dishonoured on presentation.”
The offences, he noted, contravened Sections 284 and 312 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Badmus, however pleaded not guilty. Chief Magistrate O.I. Adelaja granted the accused bail in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The case has been adjourned till July 1 for mention.
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