Police arraign businessman over alleged N1.4m airline ticket fraud

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The police on Tuesday arraigned a businessman, Felix Apoi, in a Lugbe Grade I Area Court, Abuja, over alleged N1.4 million airline ticket fraud.

Felix is charged with two counts of criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The prosecutor, Francis Gabriel, told the court that on July 28, 2017, the complainant, Ogochukwu Ogbonna, reported the matter to the office of Deputy Inspector-General of Police.

Gabriel alleged that on Jan. 5, 2017, the complainant paid N1.4 million to the defendant to procure a Turkish Airlines ticket to enable him travel for medicals.

He said that the defendant absconded to an unknown destination.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 322 and 312 of the Penal Code.

However, the defendants denied committing the offence.

The Judge, Mr Abubakar Sadiq, admitted him to bail in the sum N1 million with one surety in like sum.

Sadiq ordered that the sureties must reside within the court jurisdiction and must deposit N800,000 to the court’s registry.

He adjourned the case until Oct. 28