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Court remands Osun herbalist over N800,000 fraud

The herbalist was said to have fraudulently obtained N800,000 from one Adesoji Omolewa under the pretext of caring for her sick mother.

• July 4, 2022
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Ilesa Magistrates’ Court in Osun has remanded a 22-year-old man, Kehinde Ola, in the Ilesa Correctional Centre over alleged N800,000 fraud.

The prosecutor, Jimoh Mufutau, told the court that the defendant committed the offence sometime in February at Iyemogun Street, Ilesa.

Mr Mufutau said that the defendant unlawfully and fraudulently obtained N800,000 from one Adesoji Omolewa under the pretext of caring for her sick mother.

He said the defendant, after that, converted the money to his use.

The prosecutor said the offence contravenes Sections 383, 390(9) and 419 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the two counts of fraud and illegal conversion.

Magistrate O.A. Oloyade refused to grant the defendant bail but ordered his remand at the correctional centre, pending the consideration of his bail.

The case was adjourned till August 3 for a hearing.

(NAN)

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