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Event planner faces N4.3m fraud charge

By Chinyere Omeire

28-year-old event organizer Baba Williams, who allegedly obtained 4.3million naira from a businessman under false pretenses, appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates Court in Lagos on Tuesday.

Williams, who resides on Idejo Street on Victoria Island in Lagos, faces a trial on three counts of conspiracy, false pretense and theft against him by police.

Prosecutor Inspector Micheal Unah told the court that the accused and others still at large committed the offenses in March at Lekki Phase 1 in Lagos State.

He said Williams obtained the sum of N 4.3 million from the plaintiff, Mr. Godspower Adah, under the pretext of exchanging the money for its dollar equivalent, but did not do so.

He stated that the Respondent therefore converted the said money for his personal use.

Unah said the offenses violated Articles 287, 314 and 411 of the Lagos State Criminal Law, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The magistrate, Ms. TO Omoyele, granted the defendant a bond in the amount of 1 million naira with two bonds of an equivalent amount.

Omoyele ordered that sureties must provide proof of the three-year tax payment to the Lagos state government and their national identification number cards.

She adjourned the case until July 12 for mention. (NAA)

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