A 53-year-old oil dealer, Oluwafemi Gbadesire, was on Tuesday docked at an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly obtaining N2 million under the pretext of supplying diesel.
Gbadesire, whose residential address was not given in court, is standing trial on a three-count charge bordering on fraud and stealing.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Francis Igbinosa told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Jan. 16, 2019, at Badagry, Lagos.
Igbinosa alleged that the defendant and others still at large fraudulently obtained the sum of N2 million from the Complainant, Samson Mubo, under the guise of supplying two million litres of diesel to him.
The prosecutor said the defendant knew that the representation he made to the complainant was false.
“The defendant did not supply the diesel and he did not refund the said money to the complainant,” Igbinosa said.
He said that the offences contravened Sections 287, 314 and 325 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The defendant pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, Mrs F. F. George, however, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
George ordered that one of the sureties should be a blood relation of the defendant and the sureties should show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case until March 18 for mention.