School Director Arraigned Over Dud Cheque

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The Director of Camp David Schools, Ogba, Lagos, Daniel Silva, has been charged before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court for allegedly issuing a N900,000 dud cheque to a man as part payment for the purchase of the man’s school.

Silva was alleged to have at various times issued separate Sterling Bank cheques valued at over N900,000 to Lawrence Nwaeze, despite knowing he did not have such amount in his bank account.

The cheque, according to the police represented part payment to Nwaeze for the purchase of his school, Clinton School, Ogba.

The police alleged that Nwaeze had agreed to sell his school for N2 million to Silva who issued post dated cheques as part payment

The police however noted that when the cheques were presented for payment by Nwaeze at a Sterling Bank branch, the bank’s officials found that there was insufficient money in Silva’s account.

“That you Daniel Silva on or before April 2012 at Ogba issued Sterling Bank cheques No. 05724151 valued at N400,000 and No. 05724153 valued at N500,000 to Lawrence Nwaeze which was returned unpaid on presentation to the bank for lack of sufficient fund and thereby committed an offence punishable under the Dishonoured Cheques Act, Laws of the Federation,” part of the two-count charge filed against Silva read.

Presiding magistrate, Sule Hamsat granted Silva bail in the sum of N100, 000, with two sureties who must be employed and resident in Lagos, after he pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Trial was set for September 30, 2013 by the court.

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