Two men, Opeoluwa Idowu, 45, and Ugochukwu Emmanuel, 33, were on Wednesday arraigned before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun over alleged N890,000 fraud.
The defendants, whose addresses were not provided, were charged with stealing and conspiracy.
The prosecutor, Insp. E. O. Adaraloye, told the court that the defendants and others still at large, committed the offences on June 19, at about 6a.m. at Sango-Ota garage.
Adaraloye said the defendants and their accomplices stole N890,000 belonging to one Oladapo Jimoh.
He said that the defendants were supposed to pay Jimoh the money being proceeds from an undisclosed business.
“Idowu pretended to have transferred the N890,000 from his Access Bank account to the complainant’s account, but deceived him by transferring the money to Emmanuel’s account,” he said.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 383 and 39(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun 2006.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The magistrate, Mrs A.O. Adeyemi, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N500,000 each with a surety each in like sum.
The case was adjourned until July 13 for definite trial.
Edited By: Chidinma Agu/Obike Ukoh (NAN)
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