Man, 50, arraigned over alleged N270, 000 fraud
The police in Ogun on Wednesday arraigned one Phillips Oyekan, 50, at an Ota Senior Magistrates’ Court for allegedly obtaining N270, 000 under false pretence.
Oyekan, who resides at No. 16, Banjo Street, Itele, Ota, was standing trial on a one-count charge of obtaining money under false pretence to sell a landed property to one Sakote Emmanuel.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Mustapha Abdulkareem, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Feb. 10, 2013 at Ilogbo, Ota.
Abdulkareem said that the accused collected N270, 000 under false pretence to help the complainant purchase a landed property, but failed to fulfill the agreement.
He said that the action contravened sections of the Criminal Code Revised Law of Ogun, 2006, a charge the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Mrs. A.O. Abimbola, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with one surety in like sum.
She ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, and must swear an affidavit of means, and produce evidence of one-year tax clearance.
Abimbola adjourned the case to March 23 for mention.