419 Case: Man, faces N305,000 fraud charge

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The prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offences with some others still at large.

A 40-year-old herbal medicine trader, Akin Akindele, who allegedly defrauded his customer of N305, 500.00 on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Akindele, who resides at No. 46, Anike Ibikunle St., off Moson, Ipaja-Ayobo, a Lagos suburb, is facing a three -count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Donjor Perezi, told the court that the accused committed the offences with some others still at large between March 1 and April 7 at No. 9, Folorunsho St., Oshodi, Lagos.

Perezi alleged that the accused fraudulently obtained N305, 000 from the complainant, one Ifeoma Ojiogu, to help cure an ailment she was suffering from.

“The accused collected the money from the complainant and promised to help her cure her ailment by giving her some drugs which he never did,’’ he said.

Perezi alleged that the accused also induced the complainant with an unknown substance and had carnal knowledge of her, without her consent.

The offence contravened Sections 285, 312 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 285 carries a three-year imprisonment on conviction.

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

Chief Magistrate, O.A. Layinka, granted him bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Layinka said the sureties should be gainfully employed and they should show evidence of three years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The case was adjourned until June 6, for mention.



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