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Fake sister of Interior Minister allegedly defrauds Nigerian People of N1.3m

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A 34-year-old woman, Alanza Pamah was on Thursday arraigned in a Wuse Zone VI Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding job seekers of N1.3 million.

Pamah, a resident of Aco Estate, Lugbe, Abuja is charged with three counts of impersonation, criminal breach of trust and criminal intimidation.

The prosecution counsel, Okonkon Udoh, explained to the court that the complainant, James Owoicho of Wuse Zone 5, Abuja wrote a petition to the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, Abuja on Jan 23, 2019.

Udoh alleged that the defendant sometime in February 2017 convinced the complainant that she was a sister to the then Minister of Interior and that she was also working directly with the Minister in the ministry, NAN reports.

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He further alleged that the defendant in addition said job employment existed for applicants willing to pay, and she could use her position to influence it.

The prosecutor said the complainant, thereafter, gave the defendant N1.3 million to secure the job for three applicants.

According to him, the applicants were never given the job nor was their money returned by the defendant.

He said the defendant threatened to deal with him when he asked for a refund.

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The prosecutor added that the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 132, 322 and 379 of the Penal Code Law.

The defendants, in spite of that, pleaded not guilty.

In the ruling, the Magistrate, Linda Chidama admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety in like sum.

She ordered that the surety must be a civil servant not below GL10,

The case was then adjourned until March 5, for hearing.


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