By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
The Osun State Police Command has dragged a 37-year-old man, Joseph Adejogunola before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court over alleged N9.6 million fraud.
The accused was said to have committed the offence on January 26, 2022 at CAPSFEED LIMITED along Ikirun road in Osogbo.
Adejogunola who was arraigned on a two count charge of fraud pleaded not guilty.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Lamidi Rasaq, informed the court that the accused fraudulently converted the sum of N9.657million, proceed of a truckload of dry maize, property of one Kayode Akanbi.
He said the offence is contrary to Section 383(1) and punishable under Sections 390(9), 419 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol II Law of Osun State Nigeria 2003.
The defence counsel, Mr. Kehinde Adepoju, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms, promising to provide reliable surety.
In his ruling, Magistrate Asimiyu Adebayo granted the accused person bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety.
He thereafter adjourned the case till March 30, 2022.