LAGOS—The police, yesterday in Lagos, arraigned a 57-year-old man, Ade Adetela, before an Abule-Egba magistrate’s court on a one-count charge of defrauding an accommodation seeker of N210,000.
Adetela, an estate agent resident at 4, Oluwalogbon St., Abule Oko-Olaogun in OgunState, allegedly committed the offence on July 12 at Oko-Oba Road, Agege.
The prosecutor, Inspector Rachael Williams, told the court that the accused collected the money from one Mrs Grace Ojile to secure accommodation for her.
She said: “The accused ran away and was caught when he was about duping another person.”
Williams said that the alleged offence contravened Section 312 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
According to the law, a person found guilty of fraud can be jailed for 15 years. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Following the plea, Magistrate Tajudeen Elias granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties, and adjourned the case till November 13.