Businessman bags N3.6 m fraud charge
A 45-year-old businessman, Oludotun Onifade, who allegedly obtained the sum of N3.6 million under false pretences, on Friday, appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Onifade, whose address was not given, is facing a three-count charge bordering on stealing and fraud.
The prosecutor, Insp. Steven Molo, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Oct. 16, 2015, at No. 184b, Corporation Drive, Dolphin Estate, Lekki, Lagos.
He said the accused obtained the money from the complainant, Mr Alade Agbabiaka (SAN), to supply some window frames and some curtains for his residence.
“The accused failed to supply the frames and curtains. He collected the money with the intention of defrauding the complainant.
“All efforts by made by the complainant to get back his money proved abortive,’’ he said.
The offences contravened Sections 168, 287, and 314 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Magistrate O. O. Oshin, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
She said the sureties should show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was adjourned to June 21, for mention.