A 38-year-old visa agent, Kevin Ferdinard, was on Friday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing N1.6m with the pretence of securing visa and flight ticket to Canada.
Ferdinard is facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, false pretence, forgery and stealing.
The prosecutor, Inspector Edet Ekpo, told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in the month of September 2018 at Olodi Apapa.
“The defendant conspired together with others at large to obtain the sum of N1.6 million from one Isaac Japhet Ubabuike with the pretence that he would secure him a travelling visa and a flight ticket to Canada knowing same to be false,” Ekpo said.
According to him, the offences are punishable under sections 411, 314, 365 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Magistrate A.I Alaka granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum. The sureties are required to be gainfully employed and furnish the court with proof of tax payment to Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case till December 19, 2019 for mention.