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Community leader arrested over N7.5m fraud

09 December 2014, 11:33

Lagos - A 65-year-old community leader, Wasiu Mayegun, was on Monday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates' Court in Lagos over an alleged N7.5 million fraud.

Mayegun, who resides at Mayegun village, Eti-Osa area of Lagos, is standing trial on a six-count charge of conspiracy, fraud, stealing and cause of breach of public peace.

The prosecutor, Innocent Odugbo, told the court that the accused committed the offences between April 5, 2013 and November 2014, at Mayegun town, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State.

Odugbo alleged that the accused conspired with others now at large to obtain N7.5 million from one Otunba Semiu Bakinson, under the pretext of selling a plot of land at Mayegun to him.

Also read: Septuagenarian arrested over N65m fraud

He said that the accused knew that the presentation was false.

Odugbo also said the accused forcefully entered one plot of land at Mayegun town, and damaged the fence, valued N500 000, belonging to one Alex Eyitene.

He said that the accused stole an Iron gate valued at N100, 000, also belonging to Eyitene.

Odugbo said that the offences contravened Sections 52, 116 (d), 285, 312 (1), 348 and 409 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.



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