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CNN Staff Dupes Nigerian Market Women Of N1Million, Jackson Umem Arrested

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CNN Staff Dupes Nigerian Market Women Of N1Million, Jackson Umem Arrested

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August 25, 2016 – “CNN” Staff Dupes Nigerian Market Women Of N1Million, Jackson Umem Arrested

An employee of a thrift institution – CNN Credit Ltd, Jackson Umem, who allegedly defrauded the organization of some market women’ N1million deposit, has appeared before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court on Lagos island.

The accused, 34, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of fraud and theft preferred against him.
According to the prosecutor, Insp. Ben Ekundayo, the accused had some time between July 1 to Aug.1 in Lagos obtained N1million from some market women, who are customers of the company.

He said Umem collected the money from them on the pretext of helping them lodge the money into their accounts but converted the money to personal use.
He said the fraud was noticed when some of the market women came for their money.

The offences contravened Sections 285 (7) (9) (a, b, c) and 312 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Section 285 (7) stipulates a seven-year jail term for offenders.

Magistrate Ade Adefulire granted the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
He said the sureties must be the accused’s blood relations.

He adjourned the case to Sept. 14.




  1. fifelomo

    August 25, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    Hmmmm, thief ole. You no even pity thier sweats under the sun!

  2. Big Aunty Koks

    August 25, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Why is the thief’s photograph not shown here so everybody sees his riffing face ? Imagine, stealing from hard working market women! Indeed this man deserves maximum punishment for that offence. Jankoliko! Mchweeeeeew !!!

  3. sola olaniyi

    August 25, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    nah their sweat curse catch up with am

  4. huchennar

    August 25, 2016 at 9:15 PM

    it will be very hard for you to dupe this women and go scot free…curse and sweat to much.. But why are some Nigerians so hard heartened like this self?

  5. Maryf

    August 30, 2016 at 10:39 PM

    Greed will always kill and destroy those involved, but others who never fall in trouble for their greed will never learn and repent. I hope he will repent in jail. Nonsense

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