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Man,35, docked over N.8m land fraud

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Man,35, docked over N.8m land fraud

A 35-year old-man, Ademola Mukaila, on  Thursday appeared before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged N800,000 land fraud.


The police arraigned Mukaila on a five-count charge bordering on  fraud, theft and malicious damage, to which he pleaded not guilty.

According to the Prosecutor,  ASP Taiwo Adegoke,  the defendant committed the offences with some others still at large in March at Kobongbogboe area of Osogbo.

Adegoke said  the defendant sold a piece of land belonging to the complainant,  Mr Ganiyu Oloyede, and coverted the money to his own use.

He said that the defendant also  malicious damaged the fence around the  piece of land before he sold it.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 516, 81, 451, 419 and 390(9) of the Criminal Law of Osun, 2002.

The defence counsel, Mr Wole Olaleye, prayed the court  to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.

The Magistrate Mrs R. A Oloyade, granted  the defedant bail in the sum of  N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

Oloyade ordered that the surety  must be a blood relation of the defendant with three years evidence of tax payment to Osun government.

He added that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

The magistrate adjourned the case  till Nov. 15 for mention. (NAN)


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(Edited by Edith Bolokor/Mufutau Ojo)

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