A 50-year-old landlady, Olajumoke Azeez, on Wednesday appeared in Grade I Area Court in Lugbe, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding a businesswoman of N400, 000.
The police charged Azeez with two counts of criminal breach of trust and cheating.
The Prosecution Counsel, Mrs Ijeoma Ukagha, told the court that the nominal complainant, Idris Ibrahim reported the case at the Lugbe Police Station, Abuja, on May 20.
Ukagha alleged that on Dec. 28, 2019, Azeez sold her house, a room self-contain to the complainant under the false pretence while she sold the same house to one Sandra sometime in 2018.
She said that the defendant also dubiously collected N400, 000 from the complainant for the same house that she sold to Sandra and criminally converted the money to his personal use.
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She told the court that Azeez intentionally and dishonestly refused to hand over the house to the complainant and that all effort made to collect the said property or the sum proves abortive.
The offence, she said, contravened the provisions of sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.
The Area Court Judge, Abubakar Sadiq, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N400, 000, with one reliable surety in like sum.
Sadiq ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and adjourned the case until August 31 for trial.
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