419: Man faces N620, 000 visa fraud charge

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The Prosecutor, Sgt Sunday Osanyintuyi, said the accused committed the offences on June 7, 2015 at 12.00 p.m. at Mayfair, Ile-Ife.

A 37-year-old, Olumide Adediwura, who allegedly defrauded a man of N620, 000 on the pretext
of securing for him a Mauritius visa, was on Friday brought before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court.

The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy, intent to commit felony, fraud and illegal conversion.

The Prosecutor, Sgt Sunday Osanyintuyi, said the accused committed the offences on June 7, 2015 at 12.00 p.m. at Mayfair, Ile-Ife.

According to him, the accused conspired with others still at large and obtained N620, 000 from the complainant, Mr Adewole Amos, to process a Mauritius visa for him.

The accused failed to get the visa or refund the money, he told the court.

The offences contravened Sections 383, 390 (9), 419 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty and his lawyer, Mr Olalekan Babatunde, urged the court to grant him bail on liberal terms.

He promised that the accused would not jump bail.

Magistrate Olalekan Ijiyode granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Ijiyode said the sureties should reside within the court’s jurisdiction, and deposit two recent passport-size photographs.

The case was adjourned the case until Aug. 3 for hearing.



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