Three Suspects In Prison Over Alleged Fraud

Three Suspects In Prison Over Alleged Fraud
  • PublishedJune 8, 2018

By Mariam Bello

A Magistrate Court in Osogbo has remanded three men, Umar Usman, 42, Ibrahim Raji, 58, and Samad Akeem, 22 in prison custody over alleged fraud of N90,000.

The suspects who appeared before the court on a two-count charge bothering on conspiracy and stealing pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

The prosecutor, Inspector Fagboyinbo Abiodun said the accused persons committed the offence sometimes in March, 2018 at Dipson Plastic Company Ring Road area in Osogbo.

He told the court that the defendants conspired together to commit the offence.

Fagboyinbo explains further that the suspects fraudulently used a truck with registration number LSR 252 XV belonging to Dipson Plastic to collect a sum of N90,000 for a service on behalf of the company and converted the money into their own.

The prosecutor added that the offence is contrary to and punishable under Section 490(1) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 vol. II Laws of Osun State Nigeria 2003.

Counsels to the suspects are, Mr. Okobe Najite for the first and second accused person and Mr. Adebayo Odetunde for the third accused person.

The counsels prayed the court to grant their clients bail in the most liberal and affordable terms.

They assured the court that the suspects were ready to provide reliable sureties if granted bail.

The Magistrate, Mr. Olusegun Ayilara rejected the bail application and ordered that the suspects should be remanded in Ilesha prison custody.

He then adjourned the case to June 1, 2018.

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