A clergyman, Akin Ajagbe was arrested and charged to Magistrates Court, Ikeja, Lagos state on Friday by the Nigerian police for allegedly defrauding a housewife of N180,000 for a United Kingdom visa under pretence and theft.
Sergent Ishola Samuel, The Prosecution Counsel stated that the 52-year-old clergyman lives with someone at No. 31, Church St., Oke-Odo, Agege, Lagos and committed this outrageous crime on 10th august,2017.
Samuel also stated that Ajagbe collected N180,000 to provide a United Kingdom visa from Mrs Biliki Adesope, the complainant.
He, however, alleged that the accused “vanished” following the collection of the money.
The accused is been arraigned according to the provisions of sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The report gathered from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) states that Section 287 sentences three years imprisonment for theft, while Section 314 denotes 15 years for receiving money over pretences.
A. I Abina, the court Magistrate requested that the accused should be bailed with the sum of N300,000 with a guarantor in like sum.
The court magistrate also ordered that the guarantor must be a salary earner and evidence must be proved by two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government (LASG).
The magistrate adjourned the case until 28th august,2018 for proper hearing.