419 Suspect Arraigned In Court

A 34 year old fraud suspect, Jelili Arisekola has been arraigned before a magistrate court, sitting in Osogbo, Osun State capital, on the allegation then he defrauded a businessman, Rafiu Adegoke of the sum of N180,000.

OSUN DEFENDER gathered that the litigation emanated from a business transaction between Arisekola and Adegoke, which later went awry.

The charged sheet obtained by the medium last Wednesday also alleged that the accused person stole the money.

According to the charge sheet, the suspect perpetrated the purported crime on December 21, in Osogbo the state capital.

However, the accused person entered a not-guilty plea to the two count-charges of fraud and stealing, pleading with the court to admit him to bail on a liberal term.

Defence counsel to the accused person maintained that the suspect was innocent of the allegation leveled against him, adding that the offences are bailable.

The defence counsel promised that the suspect would provide reliable surety and would not jump bail, if granted.

Police prosecutor, Sergeant Lamidi Omotosho did not oppose the bail application canvassed by the defence counsel.

The presiding magistrate, Mr. Olalekan Ijiyode, granted bail to the suspect in the sum of N100,000 and one surety, adding that the surety must possess three years tax clearance certificates.

However, Ijiyode adjourned the case till April 28, 2009 for hearing.

In a related development, the Nigeria Police has charged a teenager, Chibueze Ume (19) and Chukudi George to court for allegedly assaulting one Victoria James.

Ume and George were alleged to have beaten their victim blue-black at a filling station located at Orita-Olaiya Area of Osogbo, the state capital, on April 01, 2009.

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the one count charge of assault, just as the police prosecutor, Inspector Isiaka Ajadi, did not oppose the bail application of the suspects.
However, the accused persons, who were not represented by a lawyer, were admitted to bail in the sum of N20,000 and one surety each.

The case was adjourned till April 15, 2009 for hearing.


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