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In Lagos Businesswoman docked for allegedly issuing N6m dud cheque

He said the accused gave the cheque to one Mr Victor Ndukwe knowing that there was insufficient fund in her account.

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A businesswoman, Moriam Hamsat, who allegedly issued a  N6 million dud cheque to her business associate, was on Friday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Hamsat, 37, whose address was not given, is facing charge of issuance of dud cheque.

The prosecutor, SP Eshiet Eshiet, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Aug. 18, 2016, at No. 22a, Aroloya St., Lagos Island.

He said the accused gave the cheque to one Mr Victor Ndukwe knowing that there was insufficient fund in her account.

“The cheque was returned on presentation and all efforts made by the complainant to get back the money proved abortive,’’ he said.

The offence contravened Section 322 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mrs F. O. Botoku, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

She said the sureties must be gainfully employed and should show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The case was adjourned till July12 for mention.

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