A 62-year-old consultant, Anthony Uwa, on Wednesday appeared in a Zuba Upper Area Court for allegedly defrauding job seekers of N3.2 million
The police charged Uwa, of plot 199, Citec Village Gwrinpa Estate, Abuja with joint act and cheating.
The Prosecution Counsel, Chinedu Ogada, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in July, August and September 2020.
Ogada told the court that the complainants: Ishenyi Efe, Micheal Agbajneke, Ibe clara Amarachi, Obende, Omeyemi , Chijioke Okediadi, and Olakunle Akanji, all of different addresses, reported the matter at Gwarinpa Police Station on April 28.
He said the defendant and Oyechi John, Chukwu Ebuka, at large, criminally conspired and defrauded the complainants of N3.2 million.
The prosecution alleged that the defendant fraudulently deceived the complainants into believing that he will secure a job for them in the Nigeria Disability Data Bank.
He said the defendant failed to secure the job for the complainants and refused to refund their money.
Ogada said during police investigation, N150,000 was recovered from the defendant, adding that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 79 and 322 of the penal code.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The judge, Garmbo Garub, admitted Abba to bail in the sum of N5 million and a surety in like sum.
He ordered that the surety must be a civil servant on GL10 or above and must reside within the court jurisdiction.
Garub adjourned the case until September 1 for hearing.