Chukwudi Ndukwe (27), allegedly defrauded a man of N145, 000 on the pretext of helping him to transfer the money into his account.

He was arraigned on Tuesday before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Chudu Gbesi, said the accused had committed the offence sometime between April 18 to April 21 at about 12.30.p.m. at Asewere Street, Plaza, Sango-Ota.

He told the court that Ndukwe fraudulently transferred N145,000 into his own account on the pretext of paying the money into the account of the complainant, Daniel Abah.

One wonders how and why Abah needed Ndukwe to transfer the cash on his behalf. From whose account was the transfer done?

As expected, Ndukwe pleaded innocence of the offence and was granted bail in the sum of N150,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The Senior Magistrate, Mr S. O. Banwo, who gave the ruling, said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and should be gainfully employed with an evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government.

The case was adjourned until May 17 for hearing.