3 docked for alleged fraud

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By Adepote Arowojobe

Ikorodu – The Police on Wednesday docked three men at an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly conspiring to obtain money under false pretext.

Peter Solomon, 23; Diwason John, 23; and Ezekiel Adekunle, 19, of no fixed addresses, are facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining money by false pretext, impersonation and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Mary Ajiteru, told the court that the defendants committed the offences at 10.30 a.m. on June 12, 2019, at No. 7, Alhaji Ganiya St., Bako Estate, Owode Ajegunle area, Ikorodu.

Ajiteru said the defendants did impersonate by introducing themselves as staff of Ikeja Electric Plc (IE) in a way to defraud the complainant.

She said the defendants did conduct themselves in a manner to cause a breach of the peace by planning and coming to one Mr Satome Elubiozor, to obtain N250,000 for four prepaid meters he applied for at Ikeja Electric.

According to her, Peter Solomon, also on May 30, at Alaafin Street, did steal N36,000 online from a First Bank account of one Mr Chidi Nwokedi for shopping.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the offences contravene Sections 411, 380(1), 168(d) and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, O.M. Dawodu, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

Dawodu adjourned the case until July 25 for mention. 

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