A 33-year-old man, Mr Sola Adebayo, was, on Monday, arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged fraud and stealing.
The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Jonathaan Okunade, told the court that Adebayo, with no fixed address, was facing a two-count charge bordering on fraud and theft.
He said that Adebayo collected the sum of N 2.8 million from Mr Akingbe Collins, under the pretext of giving him fortune-making charms.
Okunade said that the accused and others, now at large committed the offences sometime in October at Odo, Ado-Ekiti.
He said that Adebayo also stole a wrist watch belonging to the complainant, valued at N250,000.
According to him, the offences contravene Sections 419 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
He prayed the court for adjournment to enable him study the case file and present his witnesses.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Counsel to the defendant, Mr Stephen Olumuagun, prayed the court to grant him bail, assuring that his client would not jump bail.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, admitted Adebayo to bail in the sum of N500,000, with two sureties in like sum.
He ordered that one of the sureties must be a civil servant.
Adegboye adjourned the case till Jan. 15, 2020, for hearing.
Edited by: Azubuike Okeh and
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