Man, 42, docked for allegedly fleecing customer of rice worth N2m

 A 42-year-old man, Adesanmi Adeyera, on Thursday appeared before an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun for  allegedly defrauding his customer of 100 bags of rice worth N2million.

Adeyera, whose address was not provided in court, is facing a charge of fraud, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Elijah Adesina, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Oja-Tuntun in Ile-Ife.

Adesina said that the defendant fraudulently obtained 100 bags of rice from the complainant, Mr Oyetoro Omolade.

The prosecutor said that the  defendant promised that  he would pay Omolade within five days; a representation he knew was false.

Adesina said that the defendant converted  the N2million  to his personal use after selling the rice.

He said that  the offence contravened Sections 390(9) and 419 of the Criminal Law of Osun, 2002.

The defence counsel, Mr Ola Ibrahim, urged the court to grant bail to  his client  in most liberal terms, promising that Adeyera  would not jump bail.

The Magistrate, Mr A.A. Ayeni,  granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Ayeni ordered that the sureties must swear to affidavit of means and must be  residing  within the court’s jurisdiction.

He added that one of the sureties must show evidence of three years’ tax payment to Osun Government.

Ayeni  adjourned the case until Sept. 20 for mention.

Monday Ashibogwu

Monday Michaels Ashibogwu is Editor-In-Chief of QUICK NEWS AFRICA, one of Nigeria's leading online news service.

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