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Two Docked Over Alleged N1.9m Fraud

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Two men, Egbebi Gbenga, 36, and Kolawole Lukeman, 45, on Monday appeared before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court over an alleged fraud of N1.9 million.

The Prosecutor, Sup. Mireti Wilson told the court that the accused committed the offense in 2012 at Gbongan area of Osun.

Wilson said the accused conspired with others still at large to steal the money from one Aderemi Tumade.

He said the accused promised to help the complainant to buy a Toyota bus in Togo, but they failed to deliver.

The prosecutor said the accused committed a three-count charge of conspiracy, fraud and theft.

He said the offense committed contravened sections 516 and 419 of the criminal code cap 34 vol.11 laws of Osun, 2003.

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Counsel to the accused, Bose Adeyinka, prayed the court to grant her clients bail in the most liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N500, 000 and two sureties in like sum each.

Aluko said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, with evidence of tax payment and two passport photographs attached to an affidavit of means.

The magistrate said one of the sureties must be a civil servant on Grade Level 10, with a landed property; while the other must be a close relation.

The case was adjourned to Nov.11 for hearing.

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