Two men, who allegedly posed as police officers to commit fraud, were on Monday arraigned before an Osogbo Senior Magistrates’ Court.
The two, Semiu Adebayo and Kasali Wasiu, were arraigned for fraudulently obtaining money under false pretext.
The police prosecutor, Sgt. Elisha Olusegun, told the court that the accused conspired and committed the offence on Dec. 1, 2012, at 30, Ibokun Road, Osogbo.
Olusegun said Adebayo and Wasiu presented themselves as a police officers serving with the Police Zone XI Headquarters in Osogbo.
He said the duo collected N200,000 from one Muibi Gbadamosi under the pretext of buying a motor vehicle for him.
The prosecutor said the duo promised to buy the vehicle for the victim from the car auction market of the force headquarters.
He said the accused, however, vanished after collecting the money from their victim only to be apprehended in May.
The offence committed, he said, was contrary to sections 516, 418, 484, 383 (1) and punishable under sections 419 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. 11, Laws of Osun, 2003.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and their counsel, Mrs Nnena Ngwu, applied for their bail.
Senior Magistrate Olusola Aluko granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 each with two sureties in like sum.
Aluko added that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and provide evidence of tax payment with two clear passport photographs.
The case was adjourned to July 27 for hearing. (NAN)