Police arraign man, 56, for fraud

Police arraign man, 56, for fraud

Friday, January 4, 2019 4:42 pm


The Police on Friday, arraigned a 56-year-old man, Oyebode Adebayo, before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged fraud.

The defendant, whose address was not provided, is facing a count charge of fraud.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Johnson Okunade, told the court that the defendant committed the offence sometime in Oct. 2018 at Ojido area in Ado-Ekiti.

He alleged that the defendant, who claimed to be a surveyor, fraudulently obtained the sum of N40,000 from Abimbola Aderonke and failed to deliver his service to her.

The prosecutor also alleged that the defendant did not refund the money.

Okunade said the offence contravened Section 419 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The prosecutor asked the court to adjourn the case to enable him study the case file and assemble his witnesses.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50,000 with one credible surety.

Adegboye adjourned the case until Feb. 1 for hearing.

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