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Man, 64 in court over alleged N8m fraud

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Man, 64 in court over alleged N8m fraud

By Moronke Boboye

Fraud

Ikeja, Nov. 14,2019 A sexagenarian, Olusoji Arowosomo, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged fraud involving the sum of N8 million.

Arowosomo, 64, a publisher, who resides at 35, Tunde Alabi Street, Ejigbo, Lagos was said to have defrauded his business partner, Mr Isaac Ukeje.

Police Prosecutor, Insp. Christopher John said that the accused was facing a two-count charge of fraud and obtaining by false pretenses.

John told the court that the Arowosomo committed the offences on Aug. 4, 2017 at Ejigbo area of Lagos.

He said that the accused defrauded Ukeje of the said money, being proceeds from sales of text books which they published.

“He stopped taking telephone calls from the complainant, and all efforts to retrieve the money was unsuccessful,” he said.

John said the offences contravened sections 312 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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

The Chief Magistrate, Mr P.E Nwaka admitted the defendant to  bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

He ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and should possess evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos state Government.

Nwaka adjourned the case to Feb. 14, 2020, for mention.

Edited by Azubuike Okeh/Maharazu Ahmed

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