Man,40, docked over alleged N57,000 fraud

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A 40-year-old man Adebowale David on Tuesday appeared before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun over alleged N57,000 fraud.

David, whose address was not provided, is facing a charge of fraud, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Abdullahi Emmanuel, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in February 2018 at No 27, Owoeye Street, Ile-Ife.

Emmanuel said that the defendant fraudulently collected the sum of N57,000 from the complainant, Mr Lawal Kazeem that he would supply him planks, which he failed to do.

He said  that the defendant converted the money to his personal use.

According to him, the offence contravened sections 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The Defence Counsel, Mr Taiwo Awodiran, urged the court to grant his client bail in liberal terms.

He  promised that his client would not jump bail, but would provide reliable sureties.

The Magistrate, Mrs Habibat Basiru granted the defendant bail  in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Basiru ordered that the sureties should  swear to affidavit of means and reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

She added that the sureties should deposit N50,000 to the court Registrar.

Basiru  adjourned the case until July 14, for mention.