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Land speculator docked over alleged 710,000 scam

A land speculator, Ibrahim Yusuf, on Friday appeared before a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, over alleged N710, 000 scam.‎

The defendant of Arab Road, Kubwa, Abuja was docked on a charge of cheating, an offence he denied committing.

Police prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, said that Sani Abubakar of Kubwa, Abuja, reported the case at Kubwa Police Station on April 10.

He alleged that the defendant acted in a fraudulent manner and deceived the complainant ‎into delivering N710,000 to him.

Olanipekun added that the defendant collected the money in pretext to sell a portion of land to the complainant, but instead, he converted the money to his personal use.

‎The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 312 of the Penal Code.

The judge, Alhaji Mohammed Marafa, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N800,000, with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case until May 7 for hearing

Credit: Independent

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