Man arrested for defrauding his cousin

A 42-year-old Ogunlade Akim, arraigned by police on Wednesday, for allegedly obtaining N85,000 ‎under false pretence from his cousin. Currently in Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Christopher Okoliko, told the court that the accused and others now at large committed the offence at Odo-Olowu Warehouse, Ijesha-Tedo at about 11 a.m. on Feb. 13. 

Okoliko said that the accused and ‎others fraudulently obtained N85,000 from the complainant, Akim Lawal, under the pretext of selling an unregistered Volkswagen Golf to him. 

He said the offence contravened sections 285, 312 and 409 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.‎ 

Akim, who is currectly facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and obtaining money under false pretext pleaded not guilty to the three count charges. 

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs M.I. Dan-Oni, in her ruling, granted bail to the accused, bailed in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum. 

Dan-Oni ordered that one of the sureties should be gainfully employed, provided evidence of tax payment and addresses verified. She adjourned the case till Sept. 29 for hearing.