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Man docked for allegedly duping Lagos pastor

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A 42-year-old man, Chukwuemeka Nwachukwu, appeared before an Ojo Magistrate Court in Lagos on Friday for allegedly stealing one million naira from a cleric.

The defendant is standing trial before Magistrate D.S. Odukoya on a two-count charge of obtaining money by fraud and stealing.

Nwachukwu, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Inspector Esther Adesulu, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on November 8, 2022, in the Ilogbo area of Ojo, Lagos State.

Adesulu alleged that the defendant obtained the sum of one million naira from Pastor Oliver Ogbuagu under false pretence to help the pastor purchase a Volkswagen T4 bus.

The prosecutor alleged that the defendant never purchased the bus but instead converted the money for his personal use.

She said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Odukoya granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum before she adjourned the case until October 10 for trial.

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