A 46-year-old man, Ibrahim Adeparus, was on Monday arraigned in a Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, over alleged N486, 000 fraud.
Adeparus, who denied committing the offence, was granted bail in the sum of N50, 000.
The judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, who granted the bail, also ordered the defendant to provide one surety that must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
He adjourned the case till June 1 for hearing.
The defendant of Apo Dutse, Abuja, was arraigned on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating.
The prosecutor, Donatus Abbah, told the court that one Bola Olajide of Apo, Abuja, reported the matter at the Apo Police Station on March 6.
He said that the plaintiff met the defendant at a shoprite in Abuja sometime in 2014, and they exchanged phone numbers and agreed to meet at the defendant’s house, which they did.
Abbah added that the defendant gave the plaintiff two cowries and promised to make the plaintiff’s business flourish.
The prosecutor said that the plaintiff alleged that he gave the defendant N486, 000.
He said instead of the plaintiff’s business flourishing as promised, the business began to deteriorate.
The prosecutor said the alleged offences contravened Sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.