Court sends man to prison for allegedly swindling prostitute N2,000
A Grade 1 Area Court in Dei-Dei, Abuja, has ordered that a 30-year-old man, Victor Emeka, be remanded in prison for allegedly swindling a prostitute of N2,000 and stealing her cellphone after sleeping with her.
The defendant, who resides in Mpape, Abuja, was arraigned for criminal breach of trust and theft.
He had pleaded not guilty to the crime.
The judge, Mr Saminu Suleiman, ordered that the defendant should be taken to Suleja correctional centre until May 5, when the facts of the case would be reviewed.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Chinedu Ogada told the court that the complainant, Sandra Orogbo of White House Hotel Abuja, had earlier reported the case at the Zuba Police Station on March 17.
Ogada alleged that on March 16, the defendant went to the hotel, patronised the complainant with a promise to pay her N2,000 for her services.
He added that after the complainant rendered her service to the defendant, but he thereafter refused to pay her.
Ogada said the defendant further lured the complainant to Suleja, where he collected her cell phone valued N60,000 and ran away.
He added that the defendant was eventually arrested by the police.
The offence he said contravene the provisions of sections 265 and 287 of the Penal Code.