A man has been docked for duping an accountant while promising to link him to a native doctor who will make him successful.
Kefas Brandford swindled the accountant, Suleiman Ibrahim, of a total of N277,000 in several installments over a period of time before Suleman realised he was being duped.
Suleiman Ibrahim, who is an accountant with the Yobe State Ministry of Finance, wanted to gain easy promotion in his place of work and become wealthy.
Brandford, from Ganye Local Government Area of Adamawa State, then promised to link Suleiman Ibrahim with a native doctor based in Ganye.
Eager for success, Ibrahim kept paying money into Brandford’s bank account to buy chickens, rams and other items for sacrifices.
Suleiman Ibrahim, who had never met Brandford physically, travelled to Adamawa State in August this year and asked Brandford on phone to take him to the native doctor because he could not see any positive change in his life.
Brandford then told Ibrahim that the native doctor had been sent on an errand by the Gangwari Ganye and could not be reached.
Ibrahim, who had lodged at a hotel, mobilised the police in Ganye and apprehended Brandford.
Brandford was arraigned before the Jimeta Area Court in Yola, on charges of cheating and criminal breach of trust.
Brandford pleaded guilty to the charge against him and the court, presided over by Mathias Nuhu, ordered that he be remanded at a correctional centre, and adjourned the case to next week, October 10.