Two businessmen, who allegedly defrauded a man of N7.28 million were on Monday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The defendants, Adamu Isah, 38, resides at 52, Brass St., Apapa; and Aminu Kanar, 53, resides at 45, Agbebi St., Apapa.
The defendants are being tried for alleged conspiracy, fraud, obtaining by false pretences and stealing.
The Prosecutor, ASP Clifford Ogu told the court that the offences were committed between Sept. 25 and Sept. 27 at Ajao Estate, Isolo, Lagos.
Ogu alleged that the defendants and one other at large obtained N7 million from Mr Musa Abubakar under a false pretext of supplying him with pharmaceutical drugs.
The prosecutor further alleged that the defendants and their accomplice failed to supply the drugs.
The prosecutor also alleged that the defendants later told the complainant to give them N280,000 to apprehend their other accomplice, who N7million was paid in her account.
Ogu told the court that the defendants failed to produce the woman that the money was paid into her account and so they were arrested.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 287, 314, 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr J. A Adegun, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N250,000 each with two sureties in like sum.
Adegun, however, adjourned the case until March 27 for mention.