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35-Year-Old Importer Arraigned Over $11,000 Fraud

Posted by Amarachi on Tue 27th Sep, 2022 - tori.ng

According to the police, the defendant with others at large, conspired among themselves to obtain the sum under false pretences.

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An Ogba Magistrate’s Court has arraigned a 35-year-old importer identified as Chukwudi Ajaegbu for allegedly obtaining $11,000 fraudulently from one Austine Ukaoha in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.

Ajaegbu, who was charged with three counts, was arraigned before Magistrate F.M. Onamusi.

The defendant, with others at large, were said to have conspired to commit felony, to wit stealing, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria 2015.

According to the police, sometime in 2010 on Bread Fraint Street, in the Balogun area of Lagos, the defendant, with others at large, conspired among themselves to obtain the sum under false pretences.

The charges read in part, “That you, Chukwudi Ajaegbu, on the same date, time and place, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did fraudulently obtain the sum of $11,000 from one Austine Ukaoha, under the pretence of importing goods from China, the presentation known to be false, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 314 (3) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria 2015.”

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Magistrate Onamusi adjourned the matter till December 7, 2022.



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