By G9ija

A 32-year-old man, Innocent Timothy was, on Wednesday, arraigned in a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged N740,000 fraud.

Timothy, whose address was not provided, is facing a count of fraud.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Chidi Leo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence with two others, still at large sometime in January at Ungwan Rimi area of Kaduna.

Leo said that the defendant and his accomplice collected N185, 000 from the complainants, Rosemary Daniel and three others under the pretext of getting a shop for them.

The prosecutor said that after collecting the money, the defendant diverted it to his personal use and all efforts made by the complainants to get their money back proved abortive.

He said that the offence contravened Section 342 of the Penal Code of Kaduna State, 2017.

Timothy, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Leo urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him study the case file and assemble his witnesses.

The Defence Counsel, Elijah Linus, urged the court to grant his client bail, promising that he would not jump bail.

The Magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200, 000, with two sureties in like sum.

Emmanuel adjourned the case until Dec. 19 for hearing.