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Man, 48, in Police net over text message scam

  By Oamen Areuaman

LAGOS -A 48 years old business man, Olabode Afilaka, has been  arraigned before  an Ikeja Magistrate Court, Lagos,  for allegedly defrauding one Mr. Ogunmoye Oluwagbemiga of  huge sums of money, by sending text messages to their unsuspecting victims, congratulating them for winning lottery.

Trial Magistrate in the matter is Mrs A .T Oyoyele. The accused was arraigned on a five-count charge of fraud  and advance fee fraud.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge. He was granted bail in sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum. 
He was accused of obtaining huge sums of money by collecting  MTN recharge card from one Mr. Ogunmoye, a criminal offence punishable under section 419 Criminal Code Law  of Lagos State 2003 and section 370 of the Criminal Code, Lagos State 2003, respectively.


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