An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Wednesday remanded one Emmanuel Uba, who allegedly impersonated as a lawyer and fraudulently obtained N22 million from a businessman, in prison for jumping bail.
Uba, who resides at Iyana Oba area of Lagos, was first arraigned on Oct. 28, 2008 on a four-count charge bordering on false representation, forgery and fraud.
He, however, pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
At the resumed hearing on Wednesday, two of Uba’s kinsmen, who stood as his sureties applied to withdraw due to inconsistency of the accused.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Steven Molo, told the court that the accused attended court proceedings till sometime in 2014, when the accused could not be traced.
He said that the police made efforts to re-arrest Uba.
Molo alleged that Uba lied to his sureties that the verdict had been delivered in his favour, and damages awarded against the complainant.