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A 35-year-old businessman, Kingsley Ihelolu, was on Friday docked in an Upper Area Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, for alleged extortion.
The police charged Ihelolu, who resides in Gwagwalada, with criminal conspiracy, intimidation and extortion.
The Prosecution Counsel, Abdullahi Tanko told the court that the complainant, Ms Eunice Ibeoyo of Gwako village Gwagwalada, Abuja, reported the matter at the police station on April 29.
Tanko said that on April 12, the defendant and two others, at large, while in a taxi, brought out an object and threatened to kill her if she refuses to comply with their orders.
Tanko said that they collected  N32, 000 cash from her, took her to the Union Bank, and forced her to collect N220, 000 from the ATM.
The prosecutor said that during investigation N20,000 was recovered from the defendant.
He said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 97, 397 and 291 of the Penal Code.
The Defence Counsel, Fatima Sanni, prayed the court to grant her client bail in the most liberal terms, citing sections 158, 161 and 162 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) to back her claims.
Sanni said that if granted, her client would not jump bail and would always make himself available until the case is determined.
The Judge, Sani Umar admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N300, 000 with one surety in like sum who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
Umar held that if the defendant failed to meet the bail conditions, he would be remanded in the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Suleja. 



(NAN)
Businessman docked for alleged extortion

A 35-year-old businessman, Kingsley Ihelolu, was on Friday docked in an Upper Area Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, for alleged extortion.

The police charged Ihelolu, who resides in Gwagwalada, with criminal conspiracy, intimidation and extortion.

The Prosecution Counsel, Abdullahi Tanko told the court that the complainant, Ms Eunice Ibeoyo of Gwako village Gwagwalada, Abuja, reported the matter at the police station on April 29.

Tanko said that on April 12, the defendant and two others, at large, while in a taxi, brought out an object and threatened to kill her if she refuses to comply with their orders.

Tanko said that they collected  N32, 000 cash from her, took her to the Union Bank, and forced her to collect N220, 000 from the ATM.

The prosecutor said that during investigation N20,000 was recovered from the defendant.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 97, 397 and 291 of the Penal Code.

The Defence Counsel, Fatima Sanni, prayed the court to grant her client bail in the most liberal terms, citing sections 158, 161 and 162 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) to back her claims.

Sanni said that if granted, her client would not jump bail and would always make himself available until the case is determined.

The Judge, Sani Umar admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N300, 000 with one surety in like sum who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

Umar held that if the defendant failed to meet the bail conditions, he would be remanded in the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Suleja.

(NAN)

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