By Adepote Arowojobe
Ikorodu – The police on Thursday arraigned Adeshina Rabiu, 49, in an IJede Magistrate’s Court, Lagos state for allegedly obtaining N600,000 on false pretense
The accused, whose address was not known is standing trial before Chief Magistrate Mrs A Oshodi Makanju on a three-count – charge of felony to wit obtaining money under false pretense and stealing.
The Police prosecutor, Insp. Aminu Isaac, had told the court that the accused committed the offence in 2009 at Gberigbe area in Ikorodu.
According to him, the accused collected the money from one Mrs Okeowo Grace with the pretense of giving her three plots of land at Gbokuta area in Ikorodu knowing it to be false.
The offence is punishable under sections 314, 280 (a) and 287 of the criminal laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.
The accused however, pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him.
The Chief Magistrate, A.Oshodi Makanju admitted the accused to bail of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum.
She adjourned the case until Oct. 25, for further hearing.