Court jails man for refusing to pay N2, 000 to Abuja prostitute, stealing her phone

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A Dei-Dei Grade I Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday ordered that a 30-year-old man, Victor Emeka, be remanded in a correctional centre for allegedly swindling a commercial sex worker.

The police charged Emeka of Mpape, Abuja, with criminal breach of trust and theft, which he pleaded not guilty.

The magistrate, Saminu Suleiman, ordered that the defendant be taken to Suleja Correctional Centre till May 5 when the facts of the case would be reviewed.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Chinedu Ogada, told the court that the complainant, Sandra Orogbo, of White House Hote,l Abuja, reported the case at the Zuba Police Station on March 17.

Ogada alleged that the defendant went to the hotel, and patronised the complainant with a promise to pay her N2,000 for her services on March 16.

He added that, after the complainant rendered her service to the defendant, he refused to pay her.

Ogada said the defendant further deceived the complainant to Suleja, collected her cell phone valued at N60, 000 and ran away.

He added that the defendant was eventually arrested and handed over to the police for investigation.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Sections 265 and 287 of the Penal Code.

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