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Businessman in court for allegedly receiving N1.7m under false pretence

03 October 2013, 18:58

Lagos - A 48-year-old businessman, Abimbola Bolarinwa, who allegedly defrauded one Jonathan Umeh of N1.7 million, on Thursday appeared before an Apapa Chief Magistrates' Court in Lagos.

Bolarinwa, of F Close, House 11, Festac Town, Lagos, is facing a three-count charge bothering on conspiracy, obtaining under false pretence and stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp.Soji Ojaokomo, told the court that the accused, and others still at large, conspired and obtained N1.7 million from Umeh.

He said that the accused received the money under the pretext of leasing a property to him.

Ojaokomo said the incident happened on May 25, at No. 222, Kirikiri Road, Satellite Town, Lagos.

"When the complainant did not get a feedback from the accused on his promise of leasing the property to him, he decided to report the matter to the Police.

"Bolarinwa could not produce the money and the property he promised to lease. When asked to do so by the police, he was arrested and subsequently arraigned,” he said.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 278, 312 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, which prescribed 15 and two years, respectively, if convicted.

The Chief Magistrate, Oluyemisi Adelaja, granted the accused N500,000 bail, with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned further hearing in the case till Oct. 30.



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