A contractor, Olushola Akinleye, on Friday appeared before an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding one Emmanuel Ayodele of N450, 000.
Akinleye, 43, is facing a two-count charge of fraud and stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Adejoke Adebari, told the court that the defendant committed the offences in March this year at Alamala community in Abeokuta.
Adebari alleged that Akinleye fraudulently obtained N450, 000 from Ayodele, assuring him that he would supply stones he ordered for a Chinese company.
“The defendant failed to supply the stones and converted the money to his personal use. All efforts made by the complainant to get back his money proved abortive,” the prosecutor said.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 421 and 383 of the Criminal Law of Ogun State, 2006.
The Magistrate, Mrs Sam Obaleye, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two surety in like sum.
Obalaye ordered that the surety must provide evidence of tax payment to the Ogun Government and must also reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
She adjourned the case until July 16 for trial. .