A 42-year-old man, Sunday Adegbola, who allegedly defrauded a promoter of a radio station of N3.8 million, was on Friday arraigned before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun.
Adegbola, whose residential address was not provided, is facing a charge of stealing and obtaining money under false pretenses.
The Prosecutor, Insp E.O. Adaraloye, told the court that the defendant collected N3.8 million from one Mr Olufemi Obakoya on the pretext of assisting him to procure a radio transmitter and 70 metres antenna for radio transmission.
“The complainant converted the money to personal use instead of fulfilling the agreement between them,” Adaraloye said.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 383, 421 and 419 of the Criminal Code, Vol. 1, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Adeyemi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 and one surety in like sum.
Adeyemi ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Ogun government.
She adjourned the case until Oct. 26, for further hearing
In other news, an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered the remand of a 32-year-old man, Adebayo Okemakinde, who allegedly defiled a 12-year-old girl.
The police charged the defendant, who resides on Ayinde Giwa Street, Surulere, Lagos State, with defilement.
Magistrate Ejiro Kubeinje, who did not take the defendant’s plea, ordered his remand in a custodial centre pending advice from Lagos State director of public prosecutions.
She adjourned the case until Aug. 31 for mention.
Earlier, the prosecutor, DSP Kehinde Ajayi, said that the defendant committed the offence sometime in February at his residence.
Ajayi alleged that the defendant took the victim to his room and defiled her.
He said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 137 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Reports have it that Section 137 provides for up to life imprisonment for any person convicted of defiling a minor.