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Businessman charged with N2m fraud

A 43-year-old businessman, Kamal Ajas, was yesterday arraigned at a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding a man of N2 million.

Ajas, of Apo Resettlement, Abuja, was arraigned on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The Prosecutor, Otu Urom, told the court that Sule Musa, of Asokoro, petitioned the Area Command, Maitama, Abuja, on November 28.

He said the defendant collected N2 million from the complainant with the pretence of securing a contract for him in the Ministry of Health.

The prosecutor said the complainant demanded his money when he did not get the contract.

Urom said the defendant issued the complainant a N2 million dud cheque, adding, however, that N1.2 million was later recovered from him.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

Senior Magistrate Musa Jobbo granted him N500,000 bail with a surety, who must live within the court’s jurisdiction.

He adjourned the case till February 6.

The Nation