Businessman in court over alleged Brazilian Hair fraud

Businessman in court over alleged Brazilian Hair fraud
August 05 09:42 2017

An Abuja-based businessman, Alaba Jackson, has been charged to court for allegedly failing to supply ‘Brazilian’ human hair to a woman as promised.

Jackson, 37, was dragged before the Grade 1 Area Court in Karu on Friday and granted N200, 000 bail.

The Judge, Hassan Ishaq, ordered the defendant to produce a reasonable and reliable surety in like sum.

He said the surety must be someone with a reliable source of income who reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

Ishaq said that the surety must also deposit his or her Driver’s License or National Identity Card and passport-sized photographs with the court.

The defendant is being charged for the offences of joint act of cheating, punishable under sections 79 and 322 of the Penal code.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mrs Helen Ashasim , had informed the Court that the matter was reported to Maitama Police Station by one Ruth Aina of Mpape Village on June 3.

She said the defendant and one Egbuawalo (still at large), had approached the complainant in the month of June 2016, and introduced himself as a seller of ‘Brazilian’ hair.

According to Ashasim, the duo told their victim that they have two containers of various kinds of Brazilian hair, which have just arrived the country from China, and are about to be distributed for sale.

She stated that the complainant gave them N 150, 000, after which they went into hiding and stopped picking her (complainants) calls.

She added that all personal efforts by the complainant to get back her money or the Brazilian hair, proved abortive.

The prosecutor said luck however ran out for the defendant when he was traced to a hideout, arrested and charged to court.

However, the defendant pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge and the matter was adjourned till Sept. 25.