A 58-year-old man, Macaulay Okolugbo, on Wednesday appeared before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly defrauding a woman of N13,000.
Okolugbo, who lives at No. 35 Fagbemi St., Ntabo Ijoko, Ota, is facing a two-count of fraud and obtaining money under false pretence.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Chudu Gbesi, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Sept. 19 at about 7.00 a. m. at his residence.
Gbesi said that the accused collected N13,000 from one Deborah Ezekiel on the pretense of assisting qher to get bail for her son from the Police.
“The accused converted the money to his personal use instead of fulfilling the agreement between them,” he said.
He said that the offences contravened Sections 351 and 481 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Senior Magistrate, Mr G. E. Akan, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He said that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed.
In addition, the sureties should show evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government.
The case was adjourned until Oct. 15 for further hearing.