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All Lies Man accused of $3000 theft claims spirit stole the money

Chike Akwittis was slammed with a four-count charge bordering on marriage scam and theft.

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Chike Akwittis

(Daily Post)

A man named Chike Akwittis, who was accused of stealing $3000 belonging to his employer's wife has insisted that a spirit stole the money.

According to Akwittis, who was arraigned at the Federal High Court, Apo, Abuja, a chief priest in his village revealed this to him.

He was charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on a four-count charge bordering on marriage scam and theft, Daily Post reports.

Regarding the marriage scam, it was alleged that the accused entered into a fake marriage with a Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) official.

He reportedly duped the woman of the sum of N6.7million.

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According to the Daily Post, "the accused breached Section 1 (1) (a) and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006, whereas, by this act of theft, the accused breached Section 286 (1) and punishable under Section 287 of the Penal Code."

Following the defendant's not guilty plea, Justice Sylvanus C. Oriji, the presiding judge in the case granted him bail in the sum of N3.5million with two sureties paying equal sum.

His trial has been fixed for January 23, 2017.

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