A 36-year-old man, Olufemi Ajanaku, was on Monday arraigned in an Ota Senior Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly collecting N600,000 under false pretence.
Ajanaku, who lives at No. 16 Akinrinde St., Iyana-Iyesi, Ota, is facing a two-count charge of collecting money under false pretences and fraud.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Chudu Gbesi, told the court that the accused committed the offences between Dec. 1, 2015 and Feb. 6, 2016 at Ota.
Gbesi said that the accused collected N300,000 each from Alex Olabode and Akinyemi Olameji under the pretext of helping them to procure travelling documents to the United States.
”The two complainants later discovered that the documents that the accused gave them were fake,’’ he said.
He said that the offences contravened Sections 390(9) and 419 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Senior Magistrate S. O. Banwo, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Banwo directed that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, should be gainfully employed and must produce evidence of tax payment to Ogun government.
In addition, he said that the sureties should submit four recent passports to the court and their addresses should be verified by the police.
Further hearing in the case was adjourned till Feb. 28.