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Man Dupes Fiancée Of Money, Phone After False Promise Of Marriage


The Police, on Friday, arraigned a 28-year-old Husseini Abdullahi in a Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly duping his fiancee of money and phone totalling N56,000.

The defendant, who resides at Ruga, Mararaba in Nasarawa State, is being tried for criminal breach of trust, cheating and criminal misappropriation.

He, however, denied committing the offences.

The prosecutor, Vincent Osuji, told the court that the victim, Khadijat Ahmed, of Old Chief Palace, Karu, Abuja, reported the matter at the Karu Police Station, Abuja, on December 3.

Osuji said Khadijat alleged that the accused breached the agreement between them and duped her of N56,000.

“Sometime in August, 2018, Khadijat and the defendant started dating and in the process, she took the defendant to her parents, who did not approve of their relationship because of the defendant’s appearance.

“However, the defendant lured Khadijat to Kano, collected a cash sum of N20,000 and one Infinix Hot 3 phone valued at N36,000 under the false pretences that he would marry her.

“Realising that Khadijat had reported the matter to the Police, the defendant began to threaten her through his friends,” Osuji said.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened sections 312, 322 and 309 of the Penal Code.

The judge, Sani Mohammed, granted the defendant N200,000 bail, with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case until February 6 for hearing.

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