CLERGYMAN ARRESTED OVER ALLEGED N180,000 VISA FRAUD
The police, on Friday, arraigned a clergyman, Akin Ajagbe, in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly cheating a housewife of N180,000 for a UK visa
Ajagbe was charged with obtaining money under false pretences and stealing.
The Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Ishola Samuel, told the court that Ajagbe, 52, who resides at No.31, Church St., Oke-odo, Agege, Lagos, with one person now at large, committed the offence, on Aug. 10, 2017.
He alleged that Ajagbe fraudulently obtained N180,000 from the complainant, Mrs Biliki Adesope, to procure a UK visa for her.
The prosecution counsel alleged that after Ajagbe collected the money, he ”disappeared”.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Section 287 prescribes three years jail term for stealing, while Section 314 attracts 15 years for obtaining money under false pretences.
Magistrate A.I Abina admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N300,000 with one surety in like sum.
Abina ordered that the surety must be gainfully employed and show evidences of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government (LASG). The magistrate adjourned the case until Aug. 28 for hearing.