N16m Fraud : Lawyer Remanded In Prison As Client Jumps Bail


A Lagos State Magistrates’ Court sitting at Ajah has remanded a 42-year-old lawyer, Nzeteh Reagan, in the Ikoyi Custodial Centre for failing to produce a suspect, Simon Odeh, involved in a N16m fraud.

Magistrate O. M. Daramola remanded him on Wednesday after he was arraigned on one count of conspiracy, obstruction and prevention of justice, charges preferred against him by the police.

The prosecutor, Inspector Chinedu Njoku, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on October 1, 2022.

He said the incident occurred at Ilasan Police Station, Jakande, in the Lekki area of the state.

Njoku said, “Reagan conspired with one Simon Odeh to obstruct, prevent and pervert the course of justice by taking Odeh on bail having known that he was involved in a case of obtaining about N16m by false pretence and refused to produce the said Odeh till date.”

The case was adjourned till January 2, 2023.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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