A Bureau de change operator, identified as Nmeje Humphrey,have been granted a bail of N34m as he was charged with misappropriation, cheating and criminal breach of trust. by Gudu Upper Area Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday.
The judge presiding over the case, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, also ordered the defendant to produce one surety who must be on grade level 14 , and should reside within the court’s jurisdiction
He adjourned the case till June 5 for hearing.
The prosecutor, Malik Taiwo, had told the court that the defendant on March 2 introduced himself to the plaintiff, Alhaji Shaibu Kurfi, as a registered member of bureau de change.
He said the defendant claimed that he had the connection to change American dollars to naira.
He further said the defendant thereafter gave the plaintiff an account number, named Ambassador Capital Group, which was domiciled in America.
The plaintiff thereafter paid in $81,000 into the said account, but the defendant failed to comply with the plaintiff’s instruction to pay him N30,210,000, the naira equivalent.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 312, 322 and 309 of the Penal Code
The defendant pleaded not guilty. (NAN).