Court remands man over alleged N2m fraud

Alleged N2 million fraud has landed a middle-aged man in jail, ordered by a Magistrates' court sitting in Ilorin.

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Oladejo is standing trial on a two-count charge of stealing and obtaining money by false pretences.

According to the prosecutor, Insp. James Odaodu, the accused collected N2 million from Mr Ayokunle Johnson under the pretext of executing a fencing project for him.

Odaodu said that the accused, a resident of Brewery Area of Ibadan, committed the offences in August 2016.

The prosecutor submitted that Oladejo collected the money with three different account numbers.

He said that the accused collected the money through UBA account number 2085911185 belonging to Adelabu Igbagboyemi, UBA account number 2071220282 belonging to Olayinka Alfred Kayode and Skye Bank account number 1016149845.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 1 and 3 of Advance Fee Fraud and other related offences Act, 2006.

He said that investigations revealed that the accused conspired with four others, still at large, to commit the offence.

Odaodu urged the court to remand the accused in prison custody pending completion of investigations on the matter.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Nurudeen Adeyanju, ordered that the accused be remanded in Mondala Prison, Ilorin, and adjourned the case until March 7 for mention.

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