Police arraign man over N3.6m fraud in Apapa

Four docked for stealing items worth N.7m at Apapa port
Illustrative picture. PHOTO CREDIT: Comansu

A 27-year-old man identified as Miracle Onyeyirichi was on Friday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrate’s Court for allegedly making a fraudulent transaction of N3,634,000 through a commercial bank in Apapa.

Onyeyirichi is facing a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy, breach of peace, fraud and stealing.

The prosecutor, Inspector Benedict Aigbokhan, told the court that the defendant committed the offences between June 16, 2018 and June 28, 2018 at No 62/72, Okito Street, Ajegunle, Apapa.

“The defendant conspired together with others at large to conduct themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by dishonestly and unlawfully used the Zenith Bank account of Godspower Ogaga with account number 2087070844 to transact fraudulent transaction of N3,634,000,” Aigbokhan said.

The prosecutor said the offences are punishable under sections 411, 118(d) and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Magistrate R.E Ojudun granted him bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

The sureties are required to furnish the court with proof of three years tax payment to Lagos State Government. One of the sureties must be a blood relative to the defendant.

He adjourned the case till May 27, 2019 for mention.