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Nurse in custody for diverting client’s N730, 000 to MMM


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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A 52-year-old nurse, Adejoke Tijani, who allegedly defrauded a woman by diverting her N730, 000 into the Mavrodi Mondial Movement, MMM, business, was on Tuesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Mrs Tijani was also accused of conducting herself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace by threatening to deal with the complainant.

The accused, whose residential address is at No. 15 Adeyemi St., Ijokoro, Sango in Ogun, is facing a three-count charge of breach of peace, stealing and fraud.

The prosecution alleged that the accused fraudulently obtained the sum of N730, 000 from one Adijat Akinola on the pretext of safe keeping.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Aondohemba Koti, told the court that the accused committed the offences sometime in April 2017, at No. 7/8, Ajao Estate, Isolo, Mushin in Lagos.

Mr Koti said the accused, who served as a housing agent to the complainant, sold the complainant’s mother-in-law’s house.

“The accused failed to give the balance of the house sold, which was kept in her bank account, to the complainant.

“The accused confessed to have invested the said N730, 000 into the MMM business after all efforts to collect the money from her proved abortive,” he said.

Koti said the offences contravened Sections 168, 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287 prescribes a seven-year jail term for stealing, while it levies a 15-year jail term for pretence.

The Chief Magistrate, M. O. Tanimola, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Mrs Tanimola said the sureties must be gainfully employed, with evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government and should have their addresses verified.

She adjourned the case until November 24, for trial.


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