November 22, 2016

Man On The Run After Collecting N1.7m With Fake Dollars

A bureau de change operator, Usman Nafada, has been arrested by the police for allegedly conniving with an accomplice at large to swindle one Abdullahi Uba of N1.7million.

The victim had approached Nafada on November 16, 2016, at the Obalende area of Lagos State to help him change the sum to dollars.

Nafada was said to have told Uba that he did not have hard currency for the exchange. He, however, reportedly collected the money from Uba and took it to his "partner".

After a few minutes, the suspect returned with 45 notes of $100, which he gave Uba.

It was gathered that after Uba discovered that the dollars were fake, he reported the alleged fraud at the Lion Building Police Division, and Nafada was arrested.

A source told Punch that, “About 30 minutes after, the complainant discovered that the notes were fakes. He ran back to Nafada, but he denied knowing about the fraud. He took the victim to where he changed the money, but his accomplice had disappeared. Effort is ongoing to apprehend him."

A police prosecutor, Francisca Job, arraigned Nafada in an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court on Monday on three counts bordering on stealing.
The charge read in part: “That you, Usman Nafada, and one other at large, on November 16, 2016, at about 11.30am, at Obalende, Lagos Island, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did obtain N1,792,000 from one Abdullahi Uba as equivalent naira to 45 fake notes of $100. 
“That you, and others at large, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district, did steal the sum of N1,792,000 property of one Abdullahi Uba, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 278 (1) (a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.”
The defendant pleaded not guilty before the presiding magistrate, A.O. Awogboro, and was granted bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned till December 13, 2016.

9 comments:

Jeff Kingsley Jr said...

Wow that's a big money oo Decrmber is sure lol

Uyi Osamwonyi said...

Recession in Nigeria will push lazy and heartless people to do a sort of evil just to make money..I pray the hand of justice caught up them..
#GodSaveUsAll

yinka said...

Enter your comment...nawao something Is going on

Hassan Aderemi said...

The other guy can only run but cannot hide, the one pleading not guilty again, let's wait for the outcome of the 13th Dec. proceeding.

Ay360 said...

Its well

Chioma Ujo said...

Na wa o. See wetin dollar scarcity dey cause.

blogking said...

in this recession

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

This is serious

olisayemk said...

Recession wahala

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