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Man, 51, in court over alleged N140, 000 fraud

An Abeokuta Magistrates Court has granted a middle-aged man bail in the sum of N100, 000 for fraud.

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Olayiwola, whose address was not given, is charged with fraud.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Famous Edigbue, told the court that the accused committed the offence in April, 2016, in Ita-Oshin area of Abeokuta.

Edigbue alleged that the accused falsely presented self as a car dealer and obtained N140, 000 from the complainant that he would sell a Nissan Sunny car to him but failed to do so.

“The accused, who is not a car dealer, converted the money to his personal use. All efforts made by the complainant to get back his money proved abortive,’’ he said.

He told the court that the offence contravened Section 418 of the Criminal Law of Ogun, 2006.

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

The Magistrate, Mrs Aliu Soneye, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till April 8 for trial.

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