The police have arraigned an Islamic cleric, Kabiru Adebayo, for allegedly defrauding his follower, Oluwadamilola Oyesomi, of over four million naira, before the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ikeja,
It was gathered that Kabiru collected the sum on the pretext of performing some sacrifices for Oyesomi.
Kabiru allegedly collected the said sum from the victim over two years and converted the same to his personal use and disappeared when he learnt that the police were on his trail.
Kabiru was arraigned on two counts of fraud and stealing before Magistrate Olufunke Sule-Amzat.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
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The police prosecutor, Ben Emuerhi told the court that the defendant committed the offences alongside others still at large in December 2018 at Pen-Cinema in the Agege area of Lagos.
According to Emuerhi, the offences contravene sections 280 (1) (a) (b) and 314 (2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Magistrate Sule-Amzat admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of five hundred thousand naira with two sureties in like sum.
She added that the sureties must show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case till February 24, 2020, for mention.