Sango-Ota (Ogun) – A 32-year-old man, Oke Oladipupo, who allegedly obtained N350, 000 under false pretence, was docked before a Sango-Ota Senior Magistrates’ Court in Ogun.
Oladipupo, who lives at No. 21, Daniel St., Iyana-Iyesi in Sango-Ota, is facing trial for allegedly obtaining the money from one Mr. Kolawole Soyinka, on the pretext of clearing a car for him.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Mustapha Abdulkareem, said that the accused committed the offence on June 7 at No. 2, C.A.C. St., Ewupe, in Sango-Ota.
Abdulkareem alleged that the accused obtained N350, 000 from the complainant under the pretext of assisting him to clear a car from Lagos Port.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Sections 319 (a) and 419 of the Criminal Code Vol. 1, Revised Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail in the sum of N200, 000, with two sureties in like sum.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. A.O. Abimbola, said that the sureties should be owners of developed landed properties within the court’s area of jurisdiction.
She said that the sureties should submit their title documents for verification and also show evidence of one year tax payment to Ogun.
Abimbola adjourned the case till February 11 for hearing.