A 37-year aged man, Ezekiel Eledu, who claimed to be a staff of Air Nigeria Plc has been arraigned before an Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for allegedly duping pursuit seekers after he betrothed to give them jobs in a company.
According to a victims, Eledu defrauded some-more than 41 pursuit seekers of N1.2 million and betrothed to occupy them during Air Nigeria.
Some of a victims defrauded embody Sunday Marvin, Alen Tina, Samuel Adebayo, and Anozie Esther.
Others are Iloba Felix, Osagie Francis and Essiet Regina who allegedly mislaid N270, 000 to Eledu.
Some of a victims who learnt of his detain besieged a justice yesterday to protest that they were also hoodwinked by a defendant.
Agbor, Delta State-born Eledu reportedly advertised that Air Nigeria was contracting workers and asked pursuit seekers to partial with certain volume of income so that they would secure employment.
He allegedly told them that he had a assign of a government to occupy workers though a impending pursuit seekers contingency pay him some money.
Eledu who is now in jail control during Kirikiri went allegedly fake a company’s minute head and sealed appointment letters for a victims, revelation them that they have been employed.
The matter was blown open when he deployed them to Sokoto State in northwest Nigeria.
This worried guess by a victims that he competence be a fraudster.
Some of a victims went to Air Nigeria’s bureau to find out and a government reportedly told them that such practice did not exist.
They went to Ikotun military hire and reported a matter and Eledu was arrested.After investigation, he was arraigned on a six-count assign of forgery, hidden and rascal discordant to sections 323, 361, 278, 312 of a Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
He pleaded not guilty when a assign was review to him..
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs M. B. Folami postulated him bail in a sum of N700, 000 with dual sureties in like sum who contingency uncover justification of means of provision and remuneration of tax.
The matter was shelved compartment 22 August, 2012 for mention.
He was remanded in jail control tentative when he will perform a bail condition.