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Police arraign businessman over alleged N45 m diesel scam

18 June 2015, 18:24

Lagos - A 48-year-old businessman, Mohammed Kamran, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates' Court in Lagos for allegedly obtaining N45.5 million diesel by false pretence.

The accused, who resides in Ikeja, is facing a 13 count-charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecutor, ASP Eranus Nnamonu, told the court that the accused had obtained diesel from different suppliers between May 2014 and January 2015 but had refused to pay.

Nnamonu said the accused obtained diesel valued at N14, 820,000 on May 28, 2014, from Transcoast Nig. Ltd. having agreed to pay at an agreed date which he failed to honor.

"Kamran also obtained 33,000 litres from Ogorden Nig. Ltd. He obtained N4.4 million worth of diesel from Adebabs oil and gas Ltd.

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"The accused obtained N7 million worth of the product from Alex Ezeocha and N2.8 million worth of diesel from Alhaji Rasheed Solola.

"The accused also obtained diesel worth N13. 8million from Ali Kadiri.

"The total value of the stolen diesel is N45.5 million," the prosecutor told the court.

Nnamonu said the offences contravened Sections 285, 312 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Kamran pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Abimbola Komolafe granted the accused bail in the sum of N1million with two sureties in like sum.

Komolafe also ordered that the sum of N100,000 be deposited at the deputy registrar's office as part of the bail conditions.

She adjourned the case to July 9 for mention. 



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