A traditional Chief, Busari Oyewumi has been arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrate court for allegedly duping one Alhaji Ganiyu Adebisi of the sum of N400,000
The police prosecutor, Adegoke Taiwo, told the court that the traditional Chief duped Adebisi with a pretence to sell a plot of land to him.
The accused old man was said to have committed the offence in 2015 at the back of Power Line area, Osogbo in Osun state.
Oyewumi was accused of duping Adebisi with a pretence to sell a plot of land to the complainant. The land in question was said to have measured 50ft by 100ft and its located at the back of Power Line area, Osogbo.
The prosecutor said Adebisi’s son, Wasiu, who lives in Anambra had asked his father to buy him a piece of land. Wasiu was said to have sent the sum of N400,000 to his father to pay the accused.
Taiwo told the court that the accused committed the offence contrary to and punishable under Sections 516(a),419,383,390(a) of the criminal code Cap.34 vol. II, laws of Osun State Nigeria, 2003.
But the accused person pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge of fraud slammed against him.
Meanwhile, the hearing of the matter commenced as the prosecution called the complainant, Adebisi who explained to the court how he was allegedly swindled by the aged accused traditional chief.
Counsel to the accused person, Soji Oyetayo urged the court to allow the accused person to continue to enjoy the N400,000 bail earlier granted him with one surety.
The Magistrate, Fatimoh Sodamade then acceded to the request of the accused and ordered that his earlier bail should subsist. She then adjourned the case till March 1, 2018 for further hearing.