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An Ogba Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos has fixed July 6 for the trial of a businessman, Paul Eigbefor, charged by the police with alleged attempted kidnap and N12.7million fraud.
Eigbefor’s trial was scheduled for last April, but could not go on following the commencement of an indefinite strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, on April 6.
Eigbefor, who resides at No 7, Ladoke Akintola Street, GRA-Ikeja, Lagos, was arraigned last January by the Inspector-General of Police Response Team, IRT, before Chief Magistrate A. Odusanya.
In two charges, the police accused him of conspiracy, kidnapping, attempted murder and N12, 738,000 fraud.
He was alleged to have committed the offences around Opebi Link Road, Ikeja, between November 19, 2019, and August 1 and 7, 2020, alongside his company, SmarshInvest Integrated Services Ltd.
The offences, according to the police, contravened sections 611, 405, 411 and 314 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.
Eigbefor pleaded not guilty and was admitted to bail in the sum of N2million with two sureties on each charge.
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