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Man defrauds septuagenarian landlady of N1.2m

15 May 2017 National


40-year-old man, Daniel Ogundipe, who allegedly defrauded his septuagenarian landlady of N1.250 million was on Monday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The accused trader of 29A, Oyetoro St., Meiran, a suburb of Lagos, is being tried for alleged fraud, obtaining by false pretences, stealing and causing a breach of the peace.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Joseph Ajebe, told the court that the accused committed the offences between Dec.14, 2016 and March 21 at the accused’s residence.

Ajebe said that the accused introduced an MMM United Financial Scheme to his 70-year-old land lady, Mrs Clementina Edime, on the pretext of investing N1.250 million into the scheme for her.

“The complainant, being an elderly woman and trusted the accused so much gave him N1.250 million to invest in the scheme for her.

“Since then, the accused had failed to provide the certificate or proof of investment neither, did he return the money to his landlady, “he said.

The prosecutor said that offences contravened Sections 166(d), 278 and 312 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, entered a “not guilty ” plea.

Chief Magistrate Alexander Komolafe granted the accused to a bail of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Komolafe adjourned the case til May 22 for a mention.

Source:Punch


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