One Victor Emeka is currently cooling off at the Suleja correctional centre for allegedly playing a fast one.
Emeka, 30 years of age was alleged to have swindled a commercial sex worker.
He appeared before a Dei-Dei Grade I Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday, where he was remanded in a correctional centre.
The police charged Emeka of Mpape, Abuja, with criminal breach of trust and theft which he pleaded not guilty.
The judge, Mr Saminu Suleiman, ordered that the defendant be taken to Suleja correctional centre until May 5, when the facts of the case would be reviewed.
The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Chinedu Ogada, told the court that the complainant, Sandra Orogbo of White House Hotel, Abuja, reported the case at the Zuba Police Station on March 17.
Ogada alleged that the defendant went to the hotel and patronised the complainant with a promise to pay her N2,000 for her services on March 16.
He added that after the complainant rendered her service to the defendant, he refused to pay her.
Ogada said the defendant further deceived the complainant to Suleja, collected her cell phone valued at N60,000 and ran away.