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Man Arraigned For N1.3m ‘Fraud’ In Ado-Ekiti

A 50-year-old man, Ishola Abdulkabiru, was arraigned on Tuesday before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for alleged N1.3 million fraud.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Legal Officer, Mr Femi Ojo, told the court that the accused committed the offence between 2014 and April 2015 at Oke-Ila Street in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

He alleged that the defendant obtained N1,328,000 at various times under false pretence with intent to defraud Mrs Oluwayemi Ojopekun.

The lawyer said the offence contravens Section 419 of Criminal Code, Cap 38, LFN 2004.

The prosecutor prayed the court for an adjournment to enable him study the case file and assemble his witnesses.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.

His counsel, Mr Famuagun Tijani, urged the court to grant him bail with a promise that he would not jump bail.

The Magistrate, Mrs Modupe Afeniforo, granted bail to the defendant for N200,000 with two sureties in like sum, one of who must present a document of landed property.

Afeniforo adjourned the matter till September 25 for hearing.

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