A 45-year-old man, Gbenga Adedayo, who allegedly defrauded three persons of N646,000 was on Monday arraigned in Ado-Ekiti.

Adedayo is facing a charge of fraud before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrate Court.

The Prosecutor, Sgt.Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that the accused committed the offence between October and November at Ado-Ekiti.

She alleged that the accused fraudulently obtained N300,000 from one Adeniyi Babatunde, N250,000 from Tunde Ajomole and N96,000 from Tope Oguntunde with a promise to secure jobs for them at the Federal Ministry of Finance.

Ikebuilo said the offence contravened Section 419 of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, 2012.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

His Counsel, Mr Tunde Falade, urged the court to grant bail to his client on liberal terms

“I promise he will not jump bail and will always make himself available in court during the trial,” he said.

Magistrate Lola Akosile granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 and two sureties in like sum.

She directed that the sureties must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

Akosile adjourned the case to Dec.12 for mention.


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