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Thief! Court arraigns 71-yr-old man for defrauding church

The accused reportedly ripped off his victim by pretending to sell a land to the RCCG pastor.

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A 71 year old man, Adewale Murtala, has been arraigned by the Osogbo Magistrates’ Court, Osun State for defrauding the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) of N1.6 million.

Inspector Taiwo Adegoke, a prosecutor on the case revealed that the accused committed the crime around February 2012.

According to him, Murtala deceitfully obtained the sum of N1.6 million from Pastor Alade Samuel in the guise of selling a land to him.

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The offence contravened sections 419 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code cap 34 vol.11 laws of Osun, 2003.

Following the not guilty plea made by the accused, his counsel, Oketade Olufunke, appealed to the court to grant him bail.

The court magistrate, Halimatu Bashiru, granted the appeal by granting the accused bail in the sum of N500,000.

She adjourned the case till December 21, 2016 for more hearing.

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