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Court remands man, 21, for alleged $200 fraud in Osun



A Federal High Court in Osogbo, on Tuesday, ordered the remand of a 21-year-man, Arowolo Ayanfe, in Ilesa Correctional Centre for alleged fraud of $200.

Ayanfe is facing a two-count charge of fraud and impersonation.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Peter Lifu, had ordered that the defendant be remanded due to the magnitude of the offence he allegedly committed.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the defendant pleaded  guilty to the charges preferred against him and pleaded for leniency and forgiveness.

Earlier, the EFCC Prosecution Counsel, Mr  Adeyemi Owoduni, had  told the court that the defendant defrauded one Graye Gray of $200 on the pretext of being a woman.

Owoduni said that the defendant committed the offence on Oct. 14, 2019 within the Osogbo metropolis before he was arrested.

He said the defendant was apprehended in a night club after thorough investigation before he was later brought to court.

The prosecutor said that the offence committed contravened Sections 1(1)(A)(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other related Offences Act, 2006.

The Defence Counsel, Mr Abayomi Alawode, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.

The Judge, however, declined the bail application by the defence counsel and ordered that the defendant be remanded in Ilesa correctional facility.

Life, thereafter, adjourned the case till Jan. 30, for hearing.

Edited by: Angela Okisor and ‘Wale Sadeeq

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