Agent Remanded in Prison For Defrauding Job Seekers N950k

A job agent, Sama Essossimma has appeared in a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, for allegedly defrauding three job seekers of N950,000.

Essossimma, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of fraud and stealing to which he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, ASP Clément Okuoimose, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Jan. 8 at 3.30p.m. at Ajara Agric. Gate, Badagry.

Okuoimose said that the defendant fraudulently obtained the sum N950,000 from the complainants, Biong Patrick, Annon Tomkara and Wisan Argu promising that he would help them get jobs.

“The defendant failed to fulfill this promise; instead converted the money to his personal use,” the prosecutor said.

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He said that the offences contravened Sections 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Section 287 stipulates three years imprisonment for stealing, while Section 314 provides 15 years jail term for fraud.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Fadahunsi Adefioye, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Adefioye said the sureties should reside within the jurisdiction of the court and be gainfully employed.

He adjourned the case until May 17 for mention.

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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