Man, 33, docked over alleged N3.2m fraud

 A 33-year-old man, Goodluck Friday, on Tuesday, appeared before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly collecting N3.2 million under false pretences.

Friday, who lives at No 36 Olutade St., Iyana-Iyesi, Ota, is facing a two-count charge of obtaining money under false pretences and stealing.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Titi Olatoye told the court that Friday committed the offences on Dec. 23, 2019, at 3.00 p.m at Ajegunle, Ota.

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Olatoye said that the defendant collected N3.2 million from one Mr Edom Morrison on the pretext of buying plumbing equipment for him.

She said that the defendant converted the money to his personal use instead of buying the equipment.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravene Sections 390 and 419 of the Criminal Code Law of Ogun, 2006.

The Magistrate, Mrs Sam Obaleye, admitted the defendant to bail of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.

Obaleye said that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and show evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government.

She adjourned the case until Feb 24 for trial.

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