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Magistrate court in Jos dismisses case of couple brought by nigerian police

A Jos Magistrate Court has dismissed a case against Dr. Aniyi Williams and his Wife, Yinka Aniyi Williams brought before it by the Nigerian Police.

The two individuals and their company, “Wildal Global Sports” Limited were charged in July by the Plateau State Command of the Nigerian Police with two counts relating to alleged conspiracy and cheating. The case was heard in the Jos Metropolitan Development Authority (JMDB) Magistrate Court.

Yusuf Ali, Esq., the attorney for the nominal complainants, had informed the court that the defendant had committed the crimes on December 2, 2022, in Plateau state, by tricking his victim into believing he runs a legitimate film studio in order to mobilise customers for travel agencies.

Counsel claimed that under the guise of utilising the organisation to arrange for job opportunities for his clients in Canada, the accused fraudulently obtained N20 million from five people but failed to supply the visa or reimburse the money as agreed by the party five months after.

According to the police, the offence violated Sections 306, 307, and 56 of the Plateau State Criminal Law of 2017 and was penalised under Section 59 of the Penal Code Law.

The accused, however, entered a not guilty plea to the accusations.

They were granted bail by the Magistrate Court judge in the amount of N500,000 with two sureties in the same amount, and the case was continued until July 27, 2023, when the prosecution would have time to present its case.

However, the Complainants’ counsel informed the court of their decision to voluntarily drop the action when the case, under file No. CMC/JMDB/DCR 56/2023, was summoned on the adjourned date.

The matter was resolved by the Magistrate, Hon. Joseph D. Chollom, without any opposition from the defendants’ legal representatives.

However, findings by this publication show that the case was withdrawn when the complainants realised that the accused was innocent of the charges made against them because they had been the victims of shady behaviour by former employees of their company who were working in collusion with another who is still employed by the company.

The staff allegedly enjoyed undermining the business by sending customers to two former employees (who now own their own company) and complaining to customers about the Williams’ high prices and their alleged fraudster status, which hurt the company’s reputation of Wildal Global Sports Limited.

Additional research reveals that some of these clients who sued the Williams were those whose minds had been poisoned by the personnel.

But as soon as the case was filed, the staff’s dishonest and nefarious actions were revealed, leading the complainants to drop their court case.

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