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Court remands cattle seller over dud cheque

By Jessica Tamaradonye, Asaba

Abraham Inyamhe, a cattle seller, has been remanded in prison custody by an Asaba Magistrate Court for allegedly issuing a dud cheque of N900,000 to one John Osuyali.

The 52-year-old Inyamhe, is facing a two-count charge of fraud and issuance of dud cheque.

Prosecution, led in evidence by Mrs. Ndidi Ahamefula, told the court that Inyamhe on July 1, the accused at the GRA Police Station, Asaba, issued a dishonoured Keystone Bank cheque of N900,000 with number 29671306 to Osuyali.

Ahamefula further told the court that the accused had obtained N1.9 million from Osuyali under false pretence, adding that he (Inyamhe) refused to pay back the money after efforts by the complainant to collect his money.

According to the Prosecutor, the offence of obtaining under false pretence contravened the Criminal Code Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 while the second offence contravened the Dishonoured Cheque Offences Act Laws of Delta, 2006.

Presiding Chief Magistrate, Mr. Steve Okebu, who said the Court lacked jurisdiction over the case, refused to take the plea of the accused.

He who however ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody, and thereafter adjourned the case to October 31 for mention.