Reggae Star Charged Over Alleged Fraud

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Victor Essiet

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Victor Essiet of the former Mandators fame arraigns for an alleged fraud

VICTOR Essiet, a Reggae musician, of the Mandators‎ fame, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Ikeja chief magistrate court over alleged fraud.

The police arraigned Essiet alongside one Patricia Enobong before Aje Afunwa, a chief magistrate. The accused were alleged to have obtained $86,376 on false pretence from one Etim Maurice‎.

They are facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, felony, stealing and obtaining by false pretence. The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Samson Ekikere, police prosecutor, said the defendants committed the‎ offences in October 2009 at Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere, Lagos.

He said the defendants obtained the said sum from Maurice through Standard Chartered Bank under the guise of buying and delivering five Mack trucks to carry his goods which they failed to deliver

According to Ekikere, the offence contravenes section 312 (1)(a)(b) and punishable under section 312(3) of the criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.

— Jul 1, 2015 @ 17:20 GMT |

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