A 28-year-old man, Rotimi Akinkuotu, has been dragged earlier than the Chief Justice of the Peace Court docket in Ondo city, headquarters of Ondo West Native Authorities for allegedly acquiring the sum of N7 million below false pretence.
Akinkuotu, a policeman, who appeared earlier than Justice of the Peace Bolatito Ajibade, was accused of allegedly duping one Olabisi Temidayo, below the pretence of supplying him tons of cocoa beans.
It was gathered that the defendant reportedly conspired with others to gather the cash reneged on his promise after he failed to produce the client with the produce.
Akinkuotu, who was arraigned with cost quantity MOD/148c/2019 was stated to have dedicated the offence in January 2019 which is opposite to and punishable below sections 516,419 and 390(9) of the Prison Code Cap 37, Quantity 1 Legal guidelines of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
The cost sheet learn partly, “That you simply, Rotimi Akinkuotu, and others in cost quantity MOD/ 148c/2019 generally within the month of January 2019, in Ondo city within the Ondo Magisterial District did conspire collectively to commit felony to wit acquiring cash below false pretence and stealing and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to and punishable below part 516 of the Prison Code Cap 37 Quantity 1 Legal guidelines of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
“That you simply, Rotimi Akinkuotu and others in cost quantity MOD/148c/2019, in the identical date, and place, within the aforementioned Magisterial District did fraudulently obtained the sum of N7,000,000 from one Olabisi Temidayo, below the pretence that you’ll provide tons of cocoa beans to him which you recognize to be false.
“That you simply, Rotimi Akinkuotu and others in cost quantity MOD/148c/2019 in the identical date, and place, within the aforementioned Magisterial District did steal the sum of N7,000,000, property of 1 Olabisi Temidayo and thereby dedicated an offence opposite to and punishable below part 390(9) of the Prison Code Cap 37 Quantity 1 Legal guidelines of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.
The police prosecutor, Saheed Anifowose, notified the courtroom that he can be calling three prosecution witnesses to testify within the case. He, due to this fact, utilized for a date to allow him examine the case file whereas the defendant’s counsel, Mr. Oladiran Olajide, additionally utilized for the bail of his shopper in most liberal phrases.
Justice of the Peace Bolatito Ajibade, nevertheless, granted the defendant bail within the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum, who she added should produce proof of fee of tax.
The case was subsequently adjourned until December 9, 2019.