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Lagos Arraigns Travel Agent For Defrauding Intending Hajj Pilgrims

Lagos Condition governing administration yesterday arraigned a journey agent, Sharafadeen Irorun in advance of the state superior court sitting in Ikeja for allegedly defrauding intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia of the sum of N25 million.

The condition docked Irorun ahead of Justice Oyindamola Ogala on a 12-rely demand of thieving and acquiring funds underneath fake pretences.

The prosecutor, Olawale Ijabike explained to the court that the defendant and other individuals now at significant fraudulently obtained the sum from the intending pilgrims with an assurance to aid their vacation to Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the 2014 Haji.

The defendant, nonetheless, pleaded not guilty to the cost.

A mild drama, even so, occurred, immediately after the defendant’s plea was taken, when one particular of the complainants, Lukman Abdulkareem protested the non-inclusion of his name in the demand as 1 of the victims of the crime.

Abdulkareem instructed Justice Ogala during the proceedings that his title was eradicated from the list of complainants.

“My lord, I am a person of the primary complainants in this subject but I do not know why my identify is not outlined in the cost sheet,” Abdulkareem reported.

The prosecutor admitted his error and promised to amend the charge to contain the complainant’s title.

Justice Ogala then fastened July 7 for the listening to of the bail software and also requested that the defendant be remanded in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Expert services pending the listening to and resolve of his bail software.