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Woman, 40, docked over alleged N6m fraud

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Woman, 40, docked over alleged N6m fraud

A 40-year-old woman, Abosede Popoola, on Thursday appeared before a Magistrates’ Court in Isabo, Abeaokuta, for allegedly obtaining the sum of N6 million under false pretence.


Popoola, whose address was not provided, was arraigned on a three count-charge of obtaining money under false pretence, fraudulent conversation and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Olu-Balogun Lawrence, told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in 2019 in Abeokuta.

Lawrence said that she collected N6 million from the complainant, Mr Bakare Adedoyin, who resided in the United States, with an agreement that she would assist him buy land and build a house in Abeokuta.

“The defendant collected the sum of N6 million from the complainant through her GTB bank account, under the pretence that she would buy a land and build a house for the complainant,” he said.

The prosecutor told the court that the defendant failed to buy the land and build the house as agreed, but converted the money to her personal use.

Lawrence said that the offences contravened Sections 419, 383 and 390(9) of the Criminal Law of Ogun, 2006.

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

The Magistrate, Mr Olakunleyin Oke, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Oke said the sureties should be gainfully employed and provide evidence of tax payment to the Ogun Government.

He adjourned the case until July 27, for hearing.

Edited By: Tayo Ikujuni/Ejike Obeta (NAN)

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