A businessman, Uzor Oke, 37, was on Monday charged before a Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court in Abuja for allegedly defrauding his business partner of one million naira.
Oke, who lives at Aso Estate on Airport Road, Abuja, is facing a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Adamu Abdullahi, told the court that one Michael Uche on July 23 complained at the Wuse Police Station, Abuja that he gave the accused some items to sell.
“The complainant entrusted the accused with clothing materials, shoes and perfumes he brought from Dubai to sell and remit the money.’’
He said the accused sold the items but refused to remit the money to the complainant and converted the proceeds to his personal use.
Suleiman said that the offences contravened Sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Senior Magistrate, Khadijat Mustapha, granted the accuse bail in the sum of 100,000 with two reasonable sureties in like sum.
Mustapha ordered that the sureties must reside within the jurisdiction of the court and adjourned the case till Nov. 10 for hearing. (NAN)