In Lagos: Court remands businessman over alleged Canadian visa fraud

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Thursday, remanded Kolawole Samuel, a businessman for allegedly obtaining N400,000 from a man under the pretext of procuring Canadian visa for him.

The defendant, 40, resides at Ayetoro in Ogun, and is charged with counts of obtaining money under false pretences and stealing of which he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, ASP Clifford Ogu told the court during the sitting that the defendant committed the offences on Aug. 1 at Ikeja.

He, however, alleged that the defendant fraudulently obtained N400,000 from Mr Boluwaji Boboye under the pretext of procuring Canadian visa for him which he never did.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287 prescribes three years jail term for stealing, while Section 314 attracts 15 years for obtaining money under false pretences.

Magistrate, Mr J.A Adegun, however, granted the defendant bail of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

He added that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidences of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government (LASG).

He then adjourned the case until Aug. 26 for hearing.


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