Businessman docked for alleged issuance of N5 dud cheques

He said during police investigation, it was discovered that the defendant issued the complainant with four Diamond Bank cheques.

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Ukabia, of Banex Plaza Wuse II, is facing a count charge of cheating.

The prosecutor, Mr Fidelis Ogbobe, had told the court that one Mr Henry Ebuka, of Suite 25, Emas Plaza, Wuse II reported the matter at the FCT Police Command on March 21.

He said during police investigation, it was discovered that the defendant issued the complainant with four Diamond Bank cheques amounting to N5 million.

The cheques were dated Dec.14, 2015, Nov. 10, 2013 and Feb.11, 2014 respectively.

Ogbobe said when the cheques were presented in the bank, they were all dishonoured for lack of funds in the account.

He also said that during police investigations, the defendant admitted issuing the cheques.

He said the offence was contrary to Section 322 of Penal Code.

The accused however pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The judge, Mr Umar Kagarko, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N5.5 million, with one surety in like sum.He adjourned hearing till May 24.

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