Lagos— A 30-year-old fake visa agent, Enabulele Ewaen, who allegedly obtained N1,570,000 for the procurement of Kuwait working visa, was yesterday docked before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos.
The defendant, who resides at 7, Ilorin Street, Ikotun Egbeda area of Lagos, is facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence, breach of peace and theft preferred against him by the police.
The prosecutor, Sergeant Kingsley Jackson, told the court that the defendant and others, now at large, conspired to commit the alleged offences.
He said the incident occurred on January 28 at GTbank and Access Bank in Victoria Island.
Jackson alleged that the defendant and others still at large, conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by fraudulently obtaining the said sum under the pretext of procuring working visa and documents with ticket to travel to Kuwait for a job.
The prosecutor said that the money that was paid to the defendant belonged to one Mrs. Ishoakiti Ighomena, noting that he also obtained money from five other victims under disguise of procuring for them a working visa in Kwait.
He also said that the money was paid through his GTBank account number 0142431398 and Access Bank number 0703141471.
According to the prosecutor, the offences committed were punishable under Sections 409, 166 (F), 312 (A) and (B) and 285 (3) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.
Magistrate A. Sonuga granted the defendant bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.
He ordered that their addresses must be verified and adjourned the case till July 14 for mention.
Source : Vanguard Nigeria