A 35-year-old trader, Asiki Adesuyi, on Thursday appeared at an Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State for alleged N240,000 fraud.
Adesuyi, of no fixed address, is facing a one count charge of advance fee fraud, which he plead not guilty.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Zedekiah Orogbemi, told the court that the accused committed the offence at about 12:30 p.m. at No. 5, Akindele Street, Okitipupa, on December 23, 2016
Orogbemi said the accused defrauded, Talabi Omogboye, on the pretext of supplying five bundles of “cameroon roofing sheets’’ to him.
He said the accused absconded after collecting the money until she was later arrested by the police.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 419, Criminal Code, Cap.37, Vol.1, Laws of Ondo State, 2006.
The Magistrate, Mr. Banji Ayeomoni, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N300,000 with a surety in like sum.
Ayeomoni said the surety must present a year tax clearance, and adjourned the case till February 24 for further hearing.