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Man docked over alleged N190,000 fraud




Ile-Ife (Osun), Dec.  9, 2019 A 48-year-old man, Falade Lateef, on Monday, appeared before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun for allegedly defrauding a man of N190,000.

Lateef, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of fraud and stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Emmanuel Abdullahi, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Sept. 30 in Ondo Road, Ile-Ife.

Abdullahi said that the defendant borrowed N190,000 from the complainant, Mr Alake Ayigun, and that he would pay him back on Oct. 30, a representation he knew was false.

All efforts made by the complainant to recover his money proved abortive,” the prosecutor said.

According to him, the offences contravene Sections 390 and 419 of the Criminal Code, Law of Osun, 2002.

Defence Counsel, Mr Babawale Omodogbe, urged the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms, promising that he would not jump bail

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

Olatunji ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and should show evidence of tax payments to Osun Government.

He adjourned the case till Jan 13, 2020, for mention.

Edited by: Okisor Angela and
(NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq


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