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Man, 51, faces alleged visa fraud in Osun

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A 51-year-old man, Tokunbo Tolani, on Thursday, appeared before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged N185,000 visa fraud.

Tolani, whose address was not provided, is facing a two- count charge of fraud and breach of peace before the court.

He, however,  pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Adeoye Kayode, told the court that the defendant committed the offences in June at Orita- Sabo.

Kayode said that the defendant presented himself as a travel agent and collected the money from the complainant, Mr Adewunmi Adeoye; that he would help him procure a visa to Egypt.

He said that the defendant failed to procure the visa and also refused to refund the money to the complainant.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 249(D) and 419 of the Criminal Law of Osun.

The Defense Counsel, Mr O.U Yusuf, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.

The magistrate, Mr O.O Oladoke, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Oladoke ordered that one of the sureties should be a blood relation of the defendant with a valid means of identification.

He said both sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

The magistrate adjourned the case until Sept. 10 for mention.

 

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