Fast Guy: Auto-dealer faces N1.2m fraud charge

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A criminal in handcuffs

The Prosecutor, Insp. Ezekiel Ayorinde, said that the accused committed the offence on March 13 at Abule-Egba, in Lagos.

A 52-year-old auto-dealer, Tunde Kareem, who allegedly defrauded a man of N1.2 million was on Friday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Kareem, a resident of Abule-Egba, Lagos, is charged with obtaining money under false pretence.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Ezekiel Ayorinde, said that the accused committed the offence on March 13 at Abule-Egba, in Lagos.

He said that the accused obtained N1.2millon from one Mr Marlon Moses for the sale of a Murano Sport Utility Van, knowing full well that the car was not in good condition.

The prosecutor said that the accused sold the car to the complainant, who later discovered that almost all the parts of the vehicle were faulty.

“The car refused to work as the complainant kept buying one auto part after another from the first day he purchased the car."

“The complainant was forced to ask for the refund of his money, but the accused refused to pay back,” he said.

Ayorinde said the offence contravened Section 315 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section prescribes 15 years jail term for a person convicted of obtaining money under false pretence.

The accused, however, pleaded innocence of the offence and was granted bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The Magistrate, Mrs Y. O. Awope, adjourned the case till June 16 for mention. 



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