A 67-year-old man, Johnson Siyanbola, has been remanded in Ilesa Correctional Centre by an Osogbo Magistrate Court over an alleged N12,000,000 fraud and making fake affidavit.
Siyanbola, a supplier, was said to have fraudulently obtained the N12m from one Waheed Oduwoye of Wakman Golden Heritage Ltd, under the pretence of supplying cocoa beans to his company.
The defendant was also accused of issuing a dud cheque No. 47071902 of FCMB Bank to Oduwoye on behalf of Wakman Golden Heritage Ltd to withdraw a sum of N12,922,000.
But the cheque was dishonoured at the bank and written Drawers Attention Required (DAR).
Also, the accused person was said to have knowingly deposed to an affidavit dated November 17, 2020, at the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Osogbo Judicial Division, with which he allegedly defrauded the complainant and his company.
According to the charge sheet obtained by OSUN DEFENDER yesterday, the defendant and others at large committed the offence on November 17, 2020 in Osogbo.
The alleged offence, according to the police, contravened Section 1(1)(a)(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006, Section 1(b)(1) of the Dishonoured Cheque (Offences) Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and Section 118 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun State, 2002.
However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the fourth count charge of making false affidavit.
Meanwhile, the court refused to take his plea on count one, two and three of the charge because the Magistrate Court lacks jurisdiction to entertain them.
The presiding Magistrate, A.A Adebayo, ordered that the accused person, be remanded in Ilesa Correctional Centre.
The case was adjourned till June 23, 2022 for hearing.