Alleged N2.8m job scam: Court remands civil servant, pending sentencing

A Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, on Wednesday, ordered that civil servant, Micheal Ubandoma, who pleaded guilty to N2.8 million job scam, be remanded in a correctional centre.

The police charged Ubandoma and his wife, Jummai, with three counts of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and cheating.

The Magistrate, Yusuf Ibrahim, remanded Ubandoma after he pleaded guilty to the charge, pending sentencing.

Ibrahim however, admitted the Ubandoma’s wife to bail in the sum of N1 million with two reasonable sureties resident within the court’s jurisdiction after she pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

The Magistrate ordered that the sureties must undertake to forfeit the bail bond if the defendant jumps bail.

He ordered that the sureties must present a valid means of identification to the satisfaction of the court and that the defendant must provide his Bank Verification Number (BVN).

He adjourned the matter until Nov. 4 for hearing and sentencing of the convict.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Dabo Yakubu told the court that Ubandoma and his wife, in December 2019 conspired and defrauded three persons.

Yakubu said that Ubandoma and his wife promised to secure jobs in the Nigeria Custom Services, FIRS, NNPC, Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to three people.

The Defence Counsel, Lucky Okpeahior earlier, prayed the court to grant the defendant bail in the most liberal terms.

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