A Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja on Friday ordered that a 34-year-old doctor, Kelvin Royce be remanded in a correction centre for allegedly defrauding his friend of N6 million.
The Judge, Ibrahim Rufai, adjourned the matter untill Oct.2 for ruling in the defendant’s bail application made by the defence counsel, Enabosi Anenih.
Anenih moved a motion for bail application for the defendant citing sections 36(5) of the 1999 constitution as amended and 158, 162, 165(1) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).
Anenih prayed the court to use its discretion to grant the defendant bail in the most liberal terms.
The prosecution counsel, Mr John Okpa however, opposed the bail application, saying that the defendant had earlier absconded.
This, he said, is a violation of the provisions of Section 162 of ACJA.
Earlier, Okpa told the court that the complainant, Amaka Ibeh, reported the matter at the Byazhin police Divisional Headquarters, Abuja on Sept.25.
Okpa alleged that the complainant paid N6 million instalmentally to the defendant to help her process an admission into a Canadian University sometime in February 2022.