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Police Arraign Man, 33, Over Alleged Fraud


Funmilayo Okunade

Ado-Ekiti – The Police on Friday arraigned a 33-year old man, Sunday Oluwaseun, at an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged fraud.The defendant, of no fixed address, is standing trial on a two-count charge of fraud and breach of peace.The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Bamikole Olasunkanmi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 15, at about 10:00hrs at Odo Ado in Ado-Ekiti.He alleged that the defendant fraudulently obtained N376,000 from one Olarubofin Gbenga, for the construction of 17 aluminum windows, which he refused to construct.Olasunkanmi also alleged that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace.According to him, the offences contravene the Criminal Laws of Ekiti State, 2021.He urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him to study the file and assemble his witnesses.The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.Counsel to the defendant, Mr Gbenga Ariyibi, urged the court to grant his client bail, with a promise that he would not jump bail.The Chief Magistrate, Mr Michael Faola, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.He adjourned the case till Dec. 21 for hearing.(NAN)

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