A woman, Ruth Samuel, of Mararaba in Nasarawa State on Thursday appeared before a Karu Upper Area Court in the FCT for alleged forgery and cheating.
The Prosecutor, Mr Stephen Eimoga, told the court that one Emeka Amoji of C64, Phase 2 Kurudu Post Housing Scheme, Abuja, reported the case at the Karu Police Station on Dec. 19.
Eimoga said that Samuel collected six million naira to purchase four containers for Amoji through one Oko Ofeka and one Sylvester.
He added that the accused forged documents for the containers which she gave to Amoji and told him that the containers were kept at Tincan Island Port, Lagos.
“On reaching Lagos to trace the containers, Amoji did not see any of the four containers.
“All efforts to get the containers or his money from the accused, proved abortive.
“The two-count charge contravene sections 364 and 322 of the Penal Code,’’ Eimoga said.
Counsel to the accused, Charles Acholo told the court that his client was nursing a five-month-old baby and therefore appealed to the court to release her on bail.
He also assured the court that reasonable sureties would be provided if his bail application was approved by the court.
Eimoga, however, opposed the bail application, stressing that the matter was still under investigation and that granting bail to the accused might tamper with police investigation.
The Judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, granted the accused bail in the sum of N6.5 million, with two reasonable sureties who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
Kagarko also ordered that the sureties must present passport photographs and produce evidence of being resident within the court’s jurisdiction.
The case was adjourned to 4 February for hearing.