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Published On: Thu, Jun 12th, 2014

Police arraign man over N.8m fraud in Osun

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The police in Osun yesterday arraigned a 33-year-old man, Tokede Tunde, in  an Osogbo Magistrate’s  Court over  alleged fraud of  N800, 000.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Oladele Joshua, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Aug. 8, 2013, at Alaba Meta area of  Osogbo.

Joshua said the accused conspired with one person at large to defraud one Adeyemi Gbenga of the sum in  the pretence of selling a vehicle to him.

He said the accused  later denied receiving the money from Gbenga.

The prosecutor said the accused was arraigned  a three-count charge of theft, conspiracy and fraud.

The offences, he said, contravened sections  516, 419  and 309 (9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol.11 Laws of Osun, 2003.

The accused, however,  pleaded not guilty.

The counsel to the accused, Mr. Lekan Bello, prayed the court to grant his client bail on  liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Mr. Olusola Aluko, granted the accused bail in the sum of N250, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Aluko said the sureties must reside within the court’s  jurisdiction as well as  have evidence of tax payment and an affidavit of  means.

The case was adjourned till July 25 for mention. (NAN)

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