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Fuel Scarcity: Man arraigned over N6.75m petrol supply scam

The Zone 2 Police Command in Lagos State on Tuesday arraigned one Raphael Ajogu, 56, before an Igbosere Magistrates Court for allegedly obtaining N6,750,000million from a businessman under the pretext of supplying him petrol.

The suspect was charged on a three-count of conspiracy to obtain under false pretense, fraud and stealing.

The police prosecutor, Sergeant Friday Mameh, told the court presided over by Chief Magistrate, Patrick Adekomaya that the defendant and his accomplices committed the alleged offences at about 11am, sometime in April 2016.

Mameh said Ajogu persuaded the complainant, Oguntelure Olusoye Isaac, that he would supply him 45,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), at N135 per litre, at a total value of N6,750,000, “a representation he knew to be false.”

The alleged offences, he said contravened sections 287, 314(a)(b) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Ajogu, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Adekomaya granted him N1million bail with two sureties in the like sum.

He, however, adjourn the case till January 30 for mention.

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