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Man docked over alleged N2m visa fraud


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Nigerian Police on Wednesday arraigned one Henry Abiodun in a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, over alleged N2million visa procurement fraud.

The defendant of Dutse, Abuja, was docked on charges bordering on criminal breach of trust and cheating.

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The prosecutor, John Okpa, told the court that one Elohor Uwalogbor reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on May 18.

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He said that the defendant deceived the complainant to give him“ N2, 030, 000‎ in the pretext of procuring a visa for her.’’

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The prosecutor alleged that the defendant misappropriated the money and did not procure the visa.

Mr Okpa added that the offence contravened Sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

The judge, Abdulwahab Mohammed, granted the defendant N800, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum, that must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

He adjourned the case until Aug.23 for hearing.


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