Arabic teacher charged with alleged police N690, 000 fraud

For allegedly defrauding a Policeman of N690, 000, in the guise of procuring Hajj visa, a 39 year-old Arabic teacher has been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

The defendant, Yusuf Kalmaldeen is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, fraud and theft.

A resident of 2, Dare Adelowe Close, Idiya Agbado, who said to have committed the offence in July, around Ikoyi.

Prosecuting Sergeant Emby Ingobu told the court that the defendant collected N690, 000 from one Sarafadeen Abdulraheem, a police officer, under the pretext of procuring him Hajj visa.

Ingobu alleged that the defendant failed to provide the visa to Abdulraheem but converted the money to his personal use.

The prosecutor alleged that Kalmaldeen presented himself as a travel agent, a representation he knew to be false.

“Investigation is still ongoing as more evidences will be brought to the court in the next adjourn date,” he said

According to Ingobu, the offence contravenes Sections 285, 312 and 409 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos, 2011.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail in the sum of N150, 000 with two sureties each in like sum by Magistrate I.O. Omotosho.

She adjourned the case to November 11 for trial.

By Precious Igbonwelundu

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