Court remands 27-year-old man over alleged N1m fraud

A Senior Magistrates’ Court in Ilorin on Thursday ordered the remand of one Abdulazeez Burhan, 23, in Oke-Kura prison, over alleged N1 million fraud.

The defendant, of no 15, NNPC Road, Tanke, Ilorin is standing trial before Senior Magistrate Abdulrahman Dasuki on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and criminal misappropriation.

Dasuki, however, adjourned the case until May 6, for further mention.

Earlier the prosecutor, Insp. Folorunsho Zacheous had told the court that on Nov. 26, 2018, the case was reported to the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Command, through a written petition from the law firm of A.O Awolade & Co.

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Zacheous said that the petition was written on behalf of one Rasheed Olayiwola of number 9 Ponya Street, Agba-Dam Housing Estate Gaa-Akanbi, Ilorin.

He said that sometimes in August 2018, the defendant lured the complainant to buy Point of Sale (POS) machines at the cost of N1 million.

“On September 3, 2018, Olayiwola transferred the sum of N1 million to the Burhan‘s GT Bank account in order to purchase the Machines.

“Immediately the defendant received the money, he absconded to an unknown destination and also barred the complainant’s number.”

The prosecutor said that during the course of interrogation, it was discovered that the defendant had converted the money to his own use.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 312 and 309 of the penal code law.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.