In Osun Man docked for N200,000 fraud

The Magistrate, Mrs Habitat Bashir, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 and two sureties in like sum.

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A 35-year-old man, Bolanle Akanda, was on Friday brought before an Osogbo Magistrates' Court over an alleged N200,000 fraud.

The Prosecutor, Insp Taiwo Adegoke told the court that the accused committed the offence on April .2 at about 1. O0 p.m. in Ile-Ife, Osun.

Adegoke said the accused allegedly defrauded one Pastor Oluwasanmi Samuel by collecting N200,000 on the pretext of buying and fixing some aluminum doors in his house.

The offence contravened Section 419 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2003.

The accused pleaded not guilty.

Counsel to the accused, Mr Wole Olaleye, urged the court to grant him bail on liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Mrs Habitat Bashir, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 and two sureties in like sum.

Bashir said the sureties must reside within the court's jurisdiction and also show evidence of tax payment to the state government.

The case was adjourned to Aug.19 for mention.

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