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Travel agent bags 10 months in prison for N1.5 million visa scam

Magistrate Ibrahim Emmanuel of a Kaduna Main Magistrates court has sentenced Bayo Oluwatobi, a travel agent to 10 months imprisonment for N1.5 million scam.

The Justice of the peace convicted Mr. Oluwatobi on Wednesday right after he pleaded responsible to the cost proffered against him.

What transpired in court

Mr. Frank Raymond had laid a criticism that Mr. Oluwatobi fraudulently obtained N1.5million from him underneath the pretence of getting a French visa and ticket for him.

Nonetheless, the convict failed to deliver the ticket to help Mr. Raymond to journey as prepared.

The prosecution counsel, Inspector Chidi Leo argued that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 314 and 287 of the Penal Code of Kaduna Condition 2017.

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Offering judgement, Justice of the peace Emmanuel, ordered the defendant to fork out the sum of N1.5 million as payment to Mr. Raymond, the complainant.

Subsequent his responsible plea, the court docket sentenced him to 10 months imprisonment with the solution of spending N20, 000 fantastic.

In situation you skipped it

  • Nairametrics experienced earlier described how an American allegedly defrauded two Nigerians of $368,698 below the pretext of procuring them environmentally friendly cards.
  • The defendant in the situation, Mr. Marco Ramirez, was charged to court by the Financial and Financial Crimes Commision (EFCC) on an amended nine-rely cost bordering on getting dollars under bogus pretences.
  • In May, Justice of the peace Emmanuel arraigned one particular Suleiman Farouq, a 33-calendar year-outdated civil servant for allegedly defrauding 15 task seekers of N3.2million.
  • The defendant had promised to safe careers for the 15 career seekers soon after saying to be an agent for the State Inner Income Services.
  • Soon after convincing the work seekers to pay back N213,000 each individual in purchase to aid secure employment for them, he under no circumstances secured the work for them nor did he return their income.