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Petrol Attendant In Court For Alleged N450,000 Fraud

A 28-year-old petrol attendant, Andrew Tawei, was yesterday arraigned at an Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State for alleged N450,000 fraud.

The defendant of no fixed address is standing trial on a two-count charge of fraud and fraudulent conversion of another person’s money to personal use.

The prosecutor, Zedekiah Orogbemi, told the court that the defendaM nt, between December 2017 and February 2018 sold petrol at a filling station in Okitipupa and refused to remit the sales to the owner, Ayo Sabitu.

Orogbemi said the defendant was arrested on March 2, around 8am at Ayeka in Okitipupa after he had fraudulently converted the money to personal use.

The prosecutor said the offences were contrary to, and punishable under sections 390(9) and 383(1) of Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Vol.1, Laws of Ondo State 2006.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Mr. Banji Ayeomoni, granted the accused bail at N200,000 and a surety.

He adjourned the case till March 22 for further hearing.

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