A 30-year-old man, Victor Emeka, has been remanded in a correctional center by a Dei-Dei Grade I Area Court in Abuja for allegedly swindling a commercial sex worker, as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria.
Emeka, who pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal breach of trust and theft, was ordered by the magistrate, Saminu Suleiman, to be held at Suleja Correctional Center until May 5 for review of the case. According to the prosecution counsel, Chinedu Ogada, Emeka promised to pay the complainant, Sandra Orogbo, N2,000 for services rendered but refused to pay after receiving them.
He further deceived Orogbo to Suleja, took her cell phone valued at N60,000, and fled, leading to his eventual arrest and police investigation. The alleged offenses contravene Sections 265 and 287 of the Penal Code.