N2.5 million fraud: Court adjourns hearing till January 2022

A legal practitioner, Popoola Samuel Oluranti has denied knowledge of one Fakeye Saheed before be was swindled of the sum of N2.5 million in October, 2020.

The plaintiff stated this on Wednesday before an Osogbo Chief Magistrate Court where Saheed was dragged before, for alleged fraud and issuance of dishonoured cheque.

Fagboyinbo, the Police Prosecutor had briefed the Court presided over by Chief Magistrate O. A. Daramola that the defendant committed the alleged offences in October, 2020 at Atinuke Oyawaye Street, Dada Estate, Osogbo.

Fagboyinbo also explained that the defendant had allegedly defrauded the plaintiff of the sum of N2.5 million with the pretence of paying back the said sum which he failed to do.

The plaintiff, the prosecution revealed allegedly issued a dishonoured Access Bank cheque to Popoola on October 15, 2020 which was payable on October 15, 2021.

The offences, the prosecution explained were contrary to and punishable under Section 421 and 428 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him.

Ruling on the matter, Magistrate Daramola granted the accused bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in the like sum.

The case was also adjourned to January 18, 2022.

Speaking with journalists after the hearing, the plaintiff, Popoola accused the defendant, Saheed of abusing his goodwill and open mindedness.

He explained that he did not know the defendant from anywhere prior to the time he defrauded him of N2.5 million.

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