Herbalist docked for alleged cheating

A 35-year-old herbalist, Jimoh Tunde, was on Wednesday docked at a Magistrates’ Court in Minna for alleged cheating.

Jimoh is standing trial on a charge of cheating, contrary to Section 322 of the Penal Code.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Moses Emberga, told the court that one Timothy Amos of Tunga in Minna reported the matter at a police station on June 29.

Emberga quoted the complainant as alleging that sometime in 2017, Tunde deceitfully collected N400, 000 from him under the pretext that he would introduce him to a certain business.

The complainant discovered along the line that Tunde converted the said money to his personal use.

When the charge was read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor prayed the court for adjournment to enable the investigating police officer complete his investigation into the matter.

In her ruling, Magistrate Maryam Kings granted the accused N50, 000 bail with a surety in like sum.

Kings adjourned the matter until Sept.19 for further mention. (NAN)

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