The Police on Wednesday arraigned a businesswoman, Funke Ogunyemi, in a Grade 1 Area Court, Lugbe, Abuja for allegedly defrauding a Point of Sale operator of N250,000.
The police charged Ogunyemi with joint act and cheating.
The prosecution counsel, Tosin Ojaomo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 5 at Gosa Village, Airport Road, Abuja.
Ojaomo told the court that the complainant, Emmanuel Shadrach, a PoS operator in Gosa village, Abuja, reported the matter at the Iddo Police Station on June 5.
The prosecutor said the complainant transferred the sum of N250,000 into the three Access bank accounts.
He said after the transaction, the defendant refused to give the N250,000 cash as instructed by her landlord till date.
Ojaomo said during police investigation, the defendant could not produce her landlord or the N250,000 cash.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 79 and 322 of the Penal Code.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The judge, Saleh Ramat Hala, admitted Ogunyemi to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Hala ordered that the sureties must have reasonable means of identification and must reside within the court jurisdiction.
The area court judge adjourned the case until July 12 for hearing.