Court slams N1.5m bail on trader for allegedly cheating girlfriend of N1.39m

A Gudu Upper Area Court on Tuesday admitted Peter Iwu to bail in the sum of N1.5 million for allegedly cheating his girlfriend of N1.39 million.
The Upper Area Court judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, also ordered the defendant to produce one surety that must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, and adjourned the case till December 6 for hearing.
Iwu of Waru village, Abuja, was arraigned on a two-count charge of cheating and criminal intimidation, which he pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecutor, Donaldtus Abah, told the court that Faith Onah of Chafuyi Village reported the matter at the Apo Police Station on October 8.
Abah said the defendant, a boyfriend to the complainant deceived her and collected N1.39 million from her to purchase some electronics and a car in her name.
He further said the defendant used his name instead to purchase the said items on the sales invoice.
He added that the complainant confronted the defendant when she noticed it, but the defendant intimidated her by saying he would mess her up and make her feel sorry for herself.
He said the offences contravened sections 322 and 397 of the Penal Code.

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