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Electrician jailed 10 months for cheating 

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 A Dei Dei Grade I Area Court on Tuesday sentenced a 35 year old electrician Jonathan Balogun to 10 months imprisonment for cheating a businessman of N20 000 Balogun a resident of Tunga Maji had pleaded guilty to criminal breach of trust and cheating The Judge Mr Sulyman Ola however gave him an option to pay a fine of N20 000 and ordered him to pay the complainant Mr Aziz Adebayo additional N20 000 as compensation Ola warned that failure of Balogun to pay the compensation would earn him additional two months imprisonment He warned him to desist from crime Earlier the prosecutor Mr Chinedu Ogada told the court that the complainant reported the case at the Zuba Police Station on Sept 28 Ogada said that Balogun went to the complainant s Bet Naija shop at Tungamaji and borrowed N20 000 from him but refused to pay back The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 312 and 323 of the Penal Code Defence counsel Mr Elom Aleke had prayed the court to temper justice with mercy saying that Balogun had children and aged parents NewsSourceCredit NAN
Electrician jailed 10 months for cheating 

Dei-Dei Grade

A Dei-Dei Grade I Area Court, on Tuesday, sentenced a 35-year-old electrician, Jonathan Balogun, to 10 months’ imprisonment for cheating a businessman of N20, 000.

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Balogun, a resident of Tunga-Maji, had pleaded guilty to criminal breach of trust and cheating.

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Sulyman Ola

The Judge, Mr Sulyman Ola, however, gave him an option to pay a fine of N20, 000, and ordered him to pay the complainant, Mr Aziz Adebayo, additional N20, 000 as compensation.

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Ola warned that failure of Balogun to pay the compensation, would earn him additional two months’ imprisonment.

He warned him to desist from crime.

Chinedu Ogada

Earlier, the prosecutor, Mr Chinedu Ogada, told the court that the complainant reported the case at the Zuba Police Station on Sept. 28.

Ogada said that Balogun went to the complainant’s Bet Naija shop at Tungamaji and borrowed N20, 000  from him but refused to pay back.

Penal Code

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 312 and 323 of the Penal Code.

Elom Aleke

Defence counsel, Mr Elom Aleke, had prayed the court to temper justice with mercy, saying that Balogun had children and aged parents.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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