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Man, 42 , faces N250,000 visa fraud charge in Ogun

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A 42-year-old man, Moses George, was on Wednesday brought before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly defrauding a man of N250,000.

The defendant, who lives at No. 22 Temidayo St., Iyana-Ilogbo, Ota, Ogun, was arraigned on charges of fraud and obtaining money under false pretence.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the defendant and others still at large committed the offences on June 25 at about 9.30 a.m. at Atan area of Ota, Ogun.

Mustapha alleged that the defendant and his accomplices conspired to collect N250,000 from complainant, one Daniel Oyeleye, under the pretext of procuring him United Arab Emirates (UAE) visa.

“The accused converted the complainant’s money to personal use instead of fulfilling the agreement between them.” he said.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 419 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Vol.1, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mr Mathew Akinyemi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

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

He adjourned the case until Dec.16 for further hearing.

Edited by Kevin Okunzuwa/Tajudeen Atitebi

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