An importer, 35, is in court for a $11,000 scam.

A 35-year-old importer named Chukwudi Ajaegbu has been charged in the Ogba Magistrate’s Court for allegedly defrauding Austine Ukaoha of $11,000 in the Ikeja district of Lagos State.

Ajaegbu was brought before Magistrate F.M. Onamusi after being charged with three counts.

The defendant was accused of conspiring to steal and conduct a criminal with others who are still at large in 2015, violating Section 411 of the Lagos State Criminal Laws of Nigeria.

The defendant and several people who are still at large colluded to get the money under false pretenses, according to the police, sometime in 2010 on Bread Fraint Street in the Balogun neighborhood of Lagos.
“That you, Chukwudi Ajaegbu, did fraudulently obtain the sum of $11,000 from one Austine Ukaoha, on the same date, time, and place, in the Lagos Magisterial District, under the pretense of importing goods from China, the presentation known to be false, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 314 (3) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria 2015,” according to the charges.

The accused entered a not-guilty plea to the accusations.

The issue was put on hold by Magistrate Onamusi until December 7, 2022.

Originally posted on September 27, 2022 @ 6:54 am

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