Crime

Man, 64, in court over alleged N5.6m fraud

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A 64-year-old man, Steven Adebayo, was on Tuesday brought before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly defrauding a man of N5.6 million.

 

Adebayo, who lives at No. 26 Tolani St., Iyana-Ilogbo, Ota, is facing a three-count charge of fraud, conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence.

 

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the accused and others still at large committed the offences on May 22, 2018 at Sango-Ota.

 

Mustapha said that the accused and his accomplices conspired to obtain the amount from one Wale Musibau, to assist him to secure a contract from the Federal Government of Nigeria.

 

He said the offences contravened Sections 390(9), 485 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

 

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

 

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Mathew Akinyemi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N2 million with two sureties in like sum.

 

Akinyemi said that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government.

 

The magistrate adjourned the case until Feb. 18 for further hearing. (NAN

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