Man arraigned for duping cleric of N150,000
THE Ekiti State Police Command has arraigned a 34-year-old man, Sunday Fatunase, before an Ado ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly duping a cleric in a land deal.
Fatunase is facing a count of fraud.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court on Friday that Fatunase and one other person now at large allegedly obtained N150,000 from the complainant, Pastor Emmanuel Onyainya, on the pretext of selling a plot of land to him.
Akinwale said, “The defendant and his fleeing accomplice committed the offence around 2pm on July 26, 2019, in Ado ekiti within the Ado ekiti Magisterial District.
“The offence is in contravention of Section 419 of the Criminal Code, Laws of ekiti State, 2012.”
He urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him study the file and assemble his witnesses.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.
His counsel, Mr Femi Steven, urged the court to grant his client bail and promised that the defendant would not jump bail.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Adegboye adjourned the case till January 10, 2020, for hearing.
Committee on Emergency and Disaster Management, alongside the lawmaker representing the area, Akeem Adeyemi, will intervene to mobilise relief materials.”
On the incident in Kaduna, Gbajabiamila said, “It is with shock and sadness that I received the news of the gas explosion that claimed the lives of some Nigerians, including Prof. Simon Mallam, the
Chairman/chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission.
“While I sympathise with the state government, the survivors and the families of those that died during the explosion, I also pray for the repose of the souls of those that lost their lives to the explosion. I also want to assure them that they are not alone in this trying time of theirs.”