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Police arrest, arraign man over N136,000 fraud

A 40-year-old man, Segun Aliu, was on Monday arraigned before the Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for defrauding a woman of N136,000.

• November 14, 2022
Court and police used to illustrate the story
Court and police used to illustrate the story

A 40-year-old man, Segun Aliu, was on Monday arraigned before the Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for defrauding a woman of N136,000.

The police charged Mr Aliu with fraud, conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretence.

Police prosecutor E.O. Adaraloye told the court that the defendant and others, still at large, committed the offences on October 30, at about 2:00 p.m. along the Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway, Ota.

Mr Adaraloye alleged that the defendant and his accomplices collected N136,000 from the complainant, Olufunso Shoremekun, under the pretext of giving her dollars in return.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 390(9), 419 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

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

The magistrate, A. O. Adeyemi, granted the accused N100,000 bail, with one surety in like sum.

Ms Adeyemi ordered that the surety reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to the Ogun government.

She adjourned the case until December 15 for further hearing. 


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