Sales attendant arraigned over alleged N1m fraud

The police, on Wednesday, arraigned a 30-year-old sales attendant, Adeniyi Oladayo, before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged N1 million fraud.

The defendant, who is of no fixed address, is standing trial on a one-count charge of fraud.

The police prosecutor, Insp. Caleb Leranmo told the court that the defendant and others at large committed the offence between Jan. and Oct. 2019, in Ado-Ekiti.

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He alleged that the defendant, who is a sales attendant at Total filling station in Adebayo area of Ado-Ekiti, fraudulently obtained the sum of N1 million from the sales of fuel.

Leranmo said that the offence contravened Section 1 (3) of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, 2006.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the plea of the defendant was not taken.

The defence counsel, Mr Olayemi Olatunde, however, applied for his bail, saying that the complainant, Adeniran Ademola, who is the station’s manager, had retained the defendant so as to deduct the money monthly from his salary.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Abdulhamid Lawal, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N250,000, with two sureties in like sum.

Lawal, who ordered that one of the sureties must be a civil servant on Grade Level 10 and above, adjourned the case until Nov. 14 for mention.


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