Business woman in court over alleged N2.4m fraud

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The Police on Thursday, arraigned a 38-year-old businesswoman, Felicia Aaron, before a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged ‎N2.4 million fraud.

The defendant, who resides at Isa Kaita Road, Kaduna, is facing charges bordering on criminal breach of trust and fraud.

The prosecutor, Insp Chidi Leo, told the court that the complainant, Racheal Williams of Ungwan Rimi Kaduna, had petitioned the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State on April 6, over the alleged crime.

Leo alleged that sometimes in July 2022, the defendant deceitfully collected wrappers, shoes and handbags from the complainant valuedt N2.4 million to sell and remit after sales.

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He told the court that the defendant rather converted the proceeds to his personal use, and reneged on the agreement of remitting the proceeds to the complainant.

The prosecutor said during police investigations, the defendant confessed to the crime.

He said that the offence contravened Sections 297 and 295 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

But her counsel, ‎Mr Samson Timothy, applied to court for her bail, assuring the court that a reliable surety would be provided.

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The Magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200, 000, with two reliable sureties, who should reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

He also ordered that the sureties must show evidence of two years tax payment to the Kaduna State Government.

He adjourned the case until July 31, for hearing.

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