Abuja car dealer refuses to bring car from Cotonou after collecting N2m

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The danger in asking mobile car dealers to help ‘import’ cars from Benin Republic has been exposed in Abuja.

This happens as a dealer who collected money from an intending owner has defaulted.

An Upper Area Court in Kubwa, ordered that a 38-year-old car dealer, Tanko Abdullahi, be remanded in a correctional facility for alleged cheating.

The Judge, Abdullahi Jibril gave the order after the defendant pleaded not guilty to criminal breach of trust and cheating.

Jibril however adjourned the case until Oct.13 for hearing.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, John Okpa, told the court that the complainant, Musa Dakar, reported the matter at Kubwa Police Station on June 25.

Okpa said that the defendant deceived the complainant and collected N2 million from him sometime in March.

He further said the defendant collected the said sum under the pretence of helping the complainant purchase a car from cotonou but converted same to his personal use.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.