The police yesterday arraigned a businessman, Abraham Moses, for allegedly converting N200,000 meant for his neighbour’s rent to personal use.
Moses, who lives on Ajegunle Road, Mpape Abuja, is facing a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating before a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja.
Prosecutor Emmanuel Ochai said Onyedika Paul of the same address, on November 22, reported the matter at the Metro Area Command, Abuja alleging that the defendant claimed to be an agent in charge of a self-contained apartment and that he gave him N200, 000 meant for the rent of the apartment.
Onyedika said the defendant refused to allow the complainant take possession of the apartment and dishonestly converted the money to personal use.
However, Moses pleaded not guilty and Magistrate Njideka Nwosu-Iheme admitted the defendant to N500, 000 bail with one surety in the like sum.
The case continues on January 16