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Police Indict Man for Allegedly Defrauding Pastor N1.2m

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The Lagos state police has indict one Taiwo Awopetu (45-year-old man) before Magistrate Court at Badagry, for allegedly defrauding one Pastor Felix Ogoh of N1.2 million.

Taiwo Awopetu, whose address is still unknown, is facing a two-count charge (fraud and stealing).

The prosecutor, ASP Ikem Uko, told the court that the defendant (Taiwo Awopetu) committed the various offence sometimes in January 2021 at Ajara, Badagry area of Lagos, Nigeria.

Uko said the defendant allegedly collected the sum of N1.2 million from the complainant under the pretext of selling a Toyota Corolla 2006 model to him.

He told the court that the defendant converted the money to his personal use.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 314 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.

The defendant was granted a bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum by the Chief Magistrate, the person of Patrick Adekomaiya.

The Chief Magistrate said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction with evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government.

The chief magistrate then adjourned the case until Nov.23, for mention.

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