Court remands 79-year-old over alleged N9m fraud

January 18, 2018 9:09 am
An Abeokuta Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Isabo on Wednesday remanded a 79-year-old man, Olatunji Komolafe, in prison custody over an alleged N9m fraud.

The accused, whose address was not disclosed, is facing three counts of fraud, stealing and false pretences.

The prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Eigbejiale, said the accused  person committed the offences in February 2009 at the Ita Eko branch of EcoBank in Abeokuta.

Eigbejiale said the accused person posed as a rice dealer and obtained money under false pretences from one Alhaja Noyimotu Soyemi.

He submitted that the septuagenarian fraudulently obtained N9m from Soyemi on the pretext of supplying her five trucks of Thailand rice.

The prosecutor told the court that the accused neither supplied the rice nor returned the money.

He said the Zenith Bank N9m refund cheque (No. 41424301) issued by the accused person was dishonoured by the bank.

Eigbejiale noted that the offences contravened Sections 419, 390(9) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

(Punch)
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