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Man accused of $3000 theft but claims spirit stole the money

Man accused of $3000 theft but claims spirit stole the money
A employed man called Chike Akwittis has been arrested for allegedly stealing $3000 which belongs to his employer's wife and insisted that a spirit stole the money.

Akwittis was charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and arraigned at the Federal High Court, Apo, Abuja on a four-count charge of bordering on marriage scam and theft, Daily Post reports.

It was made known that the accused entered into a fake marriage with a Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) official.

He reportedly duped the woman of the sum of N6.7million.

Daily post reports:

"the accused breached Section 1 (1) (a) and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006, whereas, by this act of theft, the accused breached Section 286 (1) and punishable under Section 287 of the Penal Code."

The presiding judge in the case,Justice Sylvanus C. Oriji granted the accused a bail in sum of N3.5million with two sureties paying equal sum and adjourned the case till January 23, 2017 for further hearing after the accused pleaded not guilty of the charges read to him.

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