419 Two civil servants docked over alleged N17m fraud

Two men have been granted bail in the sum of N5 million each over a three-count charge of conspiracy, fraud and issuing of dud cheque.

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Two civil servants, Micheal Adeyemi and Oyekan Olatoyosi, accused of obtaining N17 million from a Lagos-based lawyer under false pretence, were on Tuesday charged before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adeyemi, 41, and Olatoyosi, 41, are standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, fraud and issuing of dud cheque.

According to the prosecutor, Insp. Steven Molo, the duo committed the offences sometime in 2014, at No. 30, Rafiu Babatunde, Tinubu Road, Amuwo-Odofin, Lagos.

Molo said that the accused obtained N17 million from the complainant, Mr Ifeanyi Enem, under the guise of selling him land.

“The accused obtained the said money from Enem, through Matrix Legal, a law firm,” he said.

Molo said that on Oct. 24, 2014, at House 2, 2nd Ave., Yusuf Akande Estate, at Delemo, Makoko, Lagos; one of the accused, Adeyemi, issued two GTB bank cheques to the tune of N4 million.

“The cheques were issued on behalf of the complainant, but were dishonoured on presentation due to insufficient funds,” he said.

The prosecutor told the court that the offences contravened Sections 312, 319 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, employees of the Lagos State Government, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences brought against them.

In her ruling, the magistrate, Mrs Abimbola Komolafe, granted the accused bail in the sum of N5 million each, with two sureties each in like sum.

She said that one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the accused and must deposit N100, 000 with the assistant court registrar.

Komolafe adjourned the case till April 9 for mention.

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