Student in court for allegedly defrauding licenced mobile money operator

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Abuja, Feb. 20, 2020 The police on Thursday arraigned a student, Goodluck Welley, in an Upper Area Court in Mpape, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding a licenced mobile money operator of N500, 000.

Welley, 20, of no 2, Rumekeli street, Port Harcourt, Rivers, is charged with  with criminal conspiracy, Impersonation, forgery and cheating.

The Prosecution Counsel, Edwin Ochayi, told the court that the defendant and and one other now at large went to Wuse market and other places within Abuja and duped agents of Funds and Electronic Transfer Solutions( FETS) of N500, 000.

Ochayi said the defendant gave fake FETS branded corporate gifts and promised to deliver   POS machines to them.

He said that during Police investigation, it was established that he defrauded FETS agents and other agents in Rivers, Delta Niger and Nassarawa state.

Ochayi said the case was reported to Commissioner of Police by legal Resources Alliance, Martins Chambers on on behalf of FETS  on Jan. 13 at Mpape Police station.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 97, 132, 363, 322 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The Judge, Salihu Ibrahim, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N 2 million, with one sureties in like sum.

Ibrahim adjourned the case until Feb. 25 for hearing.


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