Chinenye Ojimmadu, a 29-year-old fake travel agent on Tuesday appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court for defrauding a traveller of N265,000.
The accused who resides at No. 5, Ogini St., Ajah Lagos, is charged with two counts of fraud and theft.
The prosecutor, Insp. Ben Ekundayo told the court that the Ojimmadu committed the offence on Jan. 12, at Ajah Market, Lagos.
Ekundayo said that the accused who claimed to be a travel agent collected N265,000 from one Ndubisi Odah, under false pretence with a promise to procure a Kuwaiti visa.
The prosecutor said that two months after collecting the money, the
accused stopped picking Odah’s calls.
The offence. Ekundayo said, contravened the provisions of Sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. Section 287 prescribes three years imprisonment while 314 stipulates 15 years imprisonment for anyone found guilty.
After the charges were read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate, A.M. Olumide-Fusika, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She ordered that the sureties must be a relative of the accused and the other a community leader.
Olumide-Fusika adjourned the case until Dec.12 for hearing.