2 In Court Over N530,000 Fraud Charge

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Two traders, who allegedly obtained a loan of N530,000 from a man, Emmanuel Eke, on the pretext of returning it after five months, were on Monday brought before an Apapa Magistrate’s’ Court in Lagos.

The accused: Idowu Abori,35, and Niyi Oloyo, 24, both residents of Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretences.

The prosecutor, Insp. Tony Elibeh, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Dec. 20, 2016 at Prayer Estate, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.

He said that the accused obtained the facility from the complainant, Eke, with a promise to pay back in five months.

“When the complainant called the accused after the expiration of the five months to pay his money, the duo started giving excuses.

“Eke said that after a while, the duo switched off their phones and started avoiding…

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