A bureau de change operator, Usman Nafada, has been nabbed by the police for conniving with an accomplice at large to dupe one Abdullahi Uba out of N1.7 million. We learnt that the victim had approached Nafada on last week, at the Obalende area in Lagos State to help him change the sum to dollars. He (Nafada) was said to have told Uba that he didn't have hard currency for the exchange. He reportedly collected the money from Uba and took it to his partner in crime. Then few minutes later, the suspect returned with 45 notes of $100, which he gave Uba.It was gathered that after Uba discovered that the dollars were not original, he reported the fraud at the Lion Building Police Division, and Nafada was arrested. A police prosecutor, Francisca Job, arraigned Nafada in an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court on Monday on three counts bordering on stealing and fraudulent act.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty before the presiding magistrate, Miss. A.O. Awogboro, and was granted bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum, the case was adjourned till on the 13th of December 2016.