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The accused allegedly issued the cheque as refund of the contract fee he collected from the complainant to execute a road and bridge construction work for the Rivers state Government. The complainant was awarded the contract by the Rivers state Government in 2008 but sub- contracted it to Chukwu for which he was paid N5m vide an Intercontinental bank cheque No. 01445 dated the 5th May, 2009. However, the accused failed to execute the contract but offered to refund the mobilisation after all effort to get him to mobilise to site failed

The accused, who hails from Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State, was working as security guard with Anti Risk Security Company in Port Harcourt, Rivers State when he and three others conspired to defraud Mary Rose Ihekanacho, a visually impaired teacher, of N830,000 under the guise of securing a job for her son with an oil company