Fraudsters trick man into paying N12m for job.

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Two individuals have allegedly fraudulently obtained N12m from one Oniye Wunmi on the pretext that they wanted to help him secure employment in State House Clinic, Abuja. Consequently, the Police on Thursday arraigned one Ogugua Christian in a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, over the allegation.

The defendant, who lives on Arab Road, Abuja, is being tried on charges bordering on criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, misappropriation, cheating and impersonation.

The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, told the court that one Oniye Wunmi, reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on December 8.

He alleged that the defendant and one Anthony Esther (now at large), fraudulently obtained N12m from the complainant under the pretext that they would secure job for him at the State House Clinic, Abuja.

He told the court that rather than fulfill their promise, the defendant misappropriated and converted the money to his personal use.

The prosecutor alleged that Esther, the defendant’s accomplice, who had posed as a doctor, was now at large.

The judge, Ibrahim Balarabe, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N2m, with two sureties, one of whom must be a senior civil servant.

Balarabe said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and adjourned the matter until February 25 for hearing.

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