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U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by ijustdey: 9:49pm On Aug 26, 2016
by Robert Egbe,

The police have arrested a United States of America (USA)-based businessman, Uzoukwu George, for allegedly obtaining N7 million from a couple under false pretence.

The police alleged that George, from Imo State, but resides at No. 22 Ogunlana Street, Aguda, Surulere, Lagos was arrested while he was trying to flee to the US.

George, 31, was accused of obtaining the N7m from his business partners, Mr and Mrs Joachim Ezirim, on the pretence of forming a joint venture business with them.

The police said after collecting the sum, George left for the US, and remained there for some time while the couple were searching for him in Nigeria.

“The suspect sneaked into Nigeria, sold all his property and was about to leave the country with his family when he was arrested by detectives of the Area ‘A’ Command Lion Building, Lagos,” a police source told The Nation.


George was arraigned on Tuesday before Mrs Abimbola Komolafe of the Lagos Magistrates’ Court in Igbosere, on a three-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence, conversion and issuance of dud cheques.

Prosecuting Inspector Abass Abayomi told the court that George and others at large conspired to commit the alleged offences sometime between 2011 and 2014 at No. 6, Bamgbose Street, Lagos Island.

He said the defendant “obtained the sum of N7m from the couple on the pretence to form a joint venture business with them but converted same to his personal use.”

“George issued post-dated FCMB cheques No. 03002064 and 03002066 in the sum of N1 million and N2.5 million to Joachim Ezirim for the refund of the money invested in the business, knowing full well that there was no money in the account and the cheques were rejected on presentation,” the prosecutor said.

The offence, he added, were punishable under Sections 409, 312 and 319 (b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The defendant denied the charge and his lawyer, Chief M. C. Ikwunoh, urged the court to grant him bail in liberal terms. “The defendant was granted administrative bail by the police and he did not jump abscond.

He came to court voluntarily,” Ikwunoh said.
This was opposed by the prosecutor on the grounds that the defendant had already concluded plans to leave Nigeria.

“He is currently based in the United States of America and it was very difficult for the police to get him arrested,” Abayomi said.

In a bench ruling, Magistrate Komolafe granted the defendant N5 million bail with two sureties in the like sum, who must be gainfully employed and one of whom must be a blood relation.

They were also ordered to make a deposit of N250,000 to the court registrar’s account while the defendant must deposit his international passport in the court’s custody.

The case was adjourned till September 27, for mention.


http://thenationonlineng.net/u-s-returnee-arrested-for-n7m-fraud/

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by Slimflame(m): 9:55pm On Aug 26, 2016
FTC,pls wats d man name

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by StepTwo: 10:27pm On Aug 26, 2016
Tribalists arriving in great numbers.
the Great Ugandans about to be butchered.

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by WebSurfer(m): 10:51pm On Aug 26, 2016
kwenu

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by GoggleB(m): 4:54am On Aug 27, 2016
Always about fraud naija no dey carry last
Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by samuel051: 5:28am On Aug 27, 2016
i came,i saw and i was right about the perpetrator because i wasn't disappointed by d name.

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by tyson99(m): 6:16am On Aug 27, 2016
Fvcktard wan run comot,dem no get a legit job for their life than illegal business idiotas

NCAN



SAGAMU BRANCH

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by Feranmicharles(m): 8:42am On Aug 27, 2016
Uzoukwu George, All am concerned about cheesy grin

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by amadice(m): 8:43am On Aug 27, 2016
there is no region whose people ain't into fraud..so if u think its only south eastern then ur mistaken ..it only lack of opportunity, if other region get the opportunity they can do worse...#proudlyIgbo #ProudlyAbia

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by Zoharariel(m): 8:43am On Aug 27, 2016
George from Imo State

NCAN Moskow! grin

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by McBrooklyn(m): 8:44am On Aug 27, 2016
OK
Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by Holyfield1(m): 8:44am On Aug 27, 2016
Nobody will believe me if I say I'm not here to check the name...Sincerely, I'm not a name checker grin grin grin

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by missyadorable(f): 8:45am On Aug 27, 2016
Behold, A FLAT HEAD!

From Bia FRAUD!!

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by ItsawrapOutfit: 8:45am On Aug 27, 2016
Too bad
Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by Nobody: 8:45am On Aug 27, 2016
Awon B-east

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by Nobody: 8:45am On Aug 27, 2016
The southwest gives you hospitality and you still misbehave in their land?


Flat Animal...Jail him for life, matter of fact kick him back to his village let him serve his sentence there.

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by iStandWithIpob(m): 8:45am On Aug 27, 2016
[size=20pt]Our brothers always fall hand..[/size]

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by Pavore9: 8:46am On Aug 27, 2016
"In a bench ruling, Magistrate Komolafe granted the defendant N5 million bail with two sureties in the like sum, who must be gainfully employed and one of whom must be a blood relation"............ cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by Nobody: 8:46am On Aug 27, 2016
see as e pose like one responsible person grin
Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by moses93(m): 8:47am On Aug 27, 2016
Hmmmmmm na wetin de worry these people sef? Na only una sabi money for this country? Make them EXECUTE any IBO man that is involved in anything illegal, maybe they will reduce it a bit. My mom is an igbo woman oo, in case una go start to the insult me o

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by HRich(m): 8:47am On Aug 27, 2016
Na small money nah,
just 7m?

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by Toeyoursea(m): 8:48am On Aug 27, 2016
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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by HRich(m): 8:48am On Aug 27, 2016
The police have arrested a United States of America (USA)- based businessman, #Uzoukwu #George, for allegedly obtaining N7 million from a couple under false pretence

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Re: U.S Returnee Arrested For N7m Fraud (photo) by ironheart(m): 8:50am On Aug 27, 2016
Sit sip read comments

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