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Jim Iyke N15million Fraud Case Adjourned


Jim Iyke N15million Fraud Case Adjourned

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A Magistrate Court in Abuja, Nigeria, after a hearing Thursday, has adjourned a 15 million Naira suit against Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke brought before it by businesswoman, Habiba Abubakar.

The case that has been before the court since 2011 was adjourned by presiding judge, Justice Okeagu Azubike, to March 13, 2012.

Habiba Abubarkar on August 8, 2011 petitioned the Inspector General of Police (Nigeria) to investigate Jim for deceiving her into acquiring 15% equity – worth 15 million Naira – in his company, Untamed Records Ltd.

She alleged that, as soon as she paid the money into Jim’s account, the actor converted the money to his personal use and went on a shopping spree.

Habiba further said Jim resorted to beating her and threatened to kill her when she requested for her money.

According to the Nigerian police, Jim had admitted that the money was paid into his Oceanic Bank account No. 00500173691.

After investigations into the claim, the Nollywood star was charged with “criminal breach of trust, criminal force, assault, cheating and criminal misappropriation which contravened sections 312,265,322 397 and 309 of the Penal Code”.

Jim Iyke however pleaded not guilty to all the charges when he was arraigned before an Abuja High Court on November 10, 2011

The prosecutor, Inspector Danjuma Ebune, according to, requested more time from the court – Magistrate Court in Wuse Zone 6 – claiming that he handed over the case file by the initial prosecutor, Mr Chijoke Okezie a day before the hearing.

“I want to study the file so I can equip myself with the facts of the case,” Inspector Ebune requested.

This request was agreed to by Jim Iyke’s counsel, Barrister Esther: “We agree to give the prosecution time to study the case.”


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