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FG files criminal charge against property developer 

The Federal Government has dragged a property developer, Mr Cecil Osakwe, before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, over an allegation of N130m fraud.

Mr. Osakwe is expected to be arraigned before Justice Musa Idris of tomorrow.

According to the court processes filed last month, Mr Osakwe is accused of Advanced Fee Fraud punishable under section 3(1) of the Laws of the Federation 2004.

In the charge signed by the Director of Public Prosecution in the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, he was also accused of criminal intimidation of one Ms Asabe Waziri.

He was said to have threatened Ms Waziri with injury to her person and reputation with intent to cause harm and even death in order to cause her to stop requesting legitimately, her receipt for payment for the purchase of a unit of two-bedroom flat at Abeh Signature Apartments, Maitama Abuja.

Reporting by Ifeoma Nwovu, Editing by Omotola Oguneye