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In Lagos Trader in court for allegedly stealing 5 bale of used clothes

"When all effort to see the woman proved abortive, and her mobile phone was switched off, the complainant sighted her husband and apprehended him," he said.

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Trader in court for allegedly stealing 5 bale of used clothes

(Nairaland)

A 50-year-old man, Raymond Ayoka, was on Tuesday charged with defrauding a businesswoman of N540,000 at an Ikeja Magistrates' Court in Lagos.

The accused, a trader, who lives at 22 Bako St., Shibiri, Ojo, a suburb of Lagos, is facing charges of conspiracy and stealing.

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

The prosecutor, ASP Lugard Ahonle told the court that the offences were committed on Jan.10 at Gatankowa Market, Super Bus Stop, Abule Egba, Lagos.

According to Ahonle, the wife of the accused collected five bales of used clothes valued at N540,000 from one Francis Orodi, under false pretences.

The prosecutor said that the husband of the woman was also in the second-hand cloth business and knew of the N540,000 deal.

"When all effort to see the woman proved abortive, and her mobile phone was switched off, the complainant sighted her husband and apprehended him," he said.

According to the prosecution, the offences contravene Sections 285(1) and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000, with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the case to Sept. 18, for mention.

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