A 30-year-old visa agent, Emeka Ndubisi, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing N250,000 under false pretense to procure a South African visa for his client.
Ndubisi is facing a three-count charge bordering on false pretense, fraud and stealing.
The prosecutor, Inspector Edet Ekpo, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on November 26, 2018 at no 18, Paul Street, Ajegunle, Apapa.
“The defendant conspired together with others at large by fraudulently obtaining the sum of N250,000 from one Mary Chukwudi with the pretense that he was going to procure a South African visa for her, the fact which he knows to be false,” Ekpo said.
The prosecutor also said that the defendant stole the sum of N250,000 from one Mary Chukwudi.
According to him, the offences are punishable under sections 411, 328 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him.
Magistrate Nurudeen Layeni granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The sureties, according to the Magistrate must furnish the court with evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
He adjourned the matter till December 18, 2018 for mention.