Badagry (Lagos), – The Police on Tuesday arraigned a 50-year-old clearing agent, Hammed Sanni, for alleged N6,700,000 fraud.
The defendant, whose address is unknown, is standing trial on a three-count charge
before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge bordering on fraud and stealing.
The prosecutor, ASP Ikem Uko, said that the defendant committed the offences sometime in February 2020 at 2.00 p.m. at No. 11, Baale St., Igbo-Elerin and Tincan Island, Apapa, Lagos.
Uko alleged that Sanni unlawfully obtained N6.7 million from Mr Joseph Omuni, through a Zenith Bank transfer, under the pretext of securing release of a 40ft container of matches from PTMM Terminal, Tincan Island Port.
He said that the goods belonged to Omuni, the complainant.
The prosecutor said that the defendant converted the sum to his own personal use, in contravention of the provisions of Sections 315, 314 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaiya, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of one million Naira and two sureties in like sum.
Adekomaiya said that one of the sureties must be a civil servant of Grade Level 9 and above.
He adjourned the case until June 5 for mention. (NAN)