The police in Lagos have arrested a gambler, Yakubu Bashir, for alleged fraud on the Bendel Inn on Ipodo Highway, Ikeja, Lagos.
Bashir was picked up for his lack of ability to pay for drinks and meals price N145,000.
We learnt that Bashir had gone to the lodge on Wednesday along with his associates to rejoice successful a sports activities guess.
He was mentioned to have gained N36,000.
He reportedly ordered assorted drinks and meals for himself, his mates and different folks within the bar, with a promise to pay the payments.
It was gathered that after the consuming and merriment, the supervisor, Alaba, approached Bashir, telling him that his invoice was N145,000.
Bother, nonetheless, began when the suspect mentioned he had solely N36,000 and begged that he needs to be allowed to pay the steadiness in installment.
Our correspondent learnt that within the ensuing altercation, Bashir was detained, whereas the supervisor reported the case on the Ikeja Police Division, resulting in his arrest.
“I’m an NCE holder and work as a safety guard in a resort. On December 6, I positioned a sports activities guess and gained N36,000. Out of happiness, I went to the bar with my associates to have a good time my breakthrough. The cash was in my checking account. I wished to withdraw it the next morning as a result of we needed to move the evening on the bar. I defined to a waiter that I might give him N36,000 and pay him up by January, however he refused,” the 26-12 months-previous suspect reportedly informed the police.
A police prosecutor, Inspector Benedict Aigbokhan, introduced Bashir earlier than an Ikeja Justice of the Peace’s Courtroom on two counts of conduct prone to trigger breach of the peace and fraud.
The costs learn, “That you simply, Yakubu Bashir, on December 7, 2016, at about 1.10am at Bendel Inn on Ipodo Street, Ikeja, Lagos, within the Ikeja Magisterial District, did conduct your self in a way more likely to trigger a breach of the peace by ordering for assorted drinks and meals on your buddies value N145,000 and refusing to pay, thereby committing an offence punishable underneath Part 166 of the Legal Regulation, No. eleven, Vol.forty four, Legislation of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
“That you just, on the identical date, time and place, within the aforesaid magisterial district, did fraudulently gather assorted drinks and meals valued at N145,000 promising to pay, realizing similar to be false, thereby committing an offence punishable beneath Part 312 of the Felony Legislation, No eleven, Vol.forty four, Legislation of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.”
The accused, nevertheless, pleaded not responsible earlier than the presiding Justice of the Peace, Mrs. O.A. Akokhia, and was granted bail within the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned until January 25, 2017.
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