Ado-Ekiti, – The police in Ekiti on Wednesday arraigned a 36-year-old man, Adeniyi Razaq, before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court over alleged N2 million fraud.
The defendant, whose address is unknown, is standing trial on a charge of fraud.
The police prosecutor, Insp. Sodiq Adeniyi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Feb. 2, 2020 in Ado-Ekiti.
Adeniyi alleged that the defendant obtained the sum of N2 million from the complainant, Dr Olukayode Ajayi, on the pretext of selling 48 acres of land to him.
He said that the offence contravened Section 419 of the Criminal Laws of Ekiti State, 2021.
The prosecutor urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him study the file and assemble his witnesses.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.
Counsel to the defendant, Mr Tope Kolawole urged the court to grant his client bail, with a promise that he would not jump bail.
The Magistrate, Mrs Dolapo Kay-Williams, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Kay-Williams adjourned the case until Jan. 11, 2023 for hearing. (NAN)