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Osun: Man, 34, Remanded for Swindling Admission Seekers

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By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

A 34-year-old man, Oguntayo Blessing Paul has been ordered to be remanded by a Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo for allegedly defrauding admission seekers to the tune of N585,000.

The accused person was said to have committed the offence sometimes in the month of October, 2019 at Testing Ground Area, Osogbo.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Adeoye Kayode told the court that the accused person did fraudulently and unlawfully obtain the sum of N295,000 only from one Olaniyi Oladipupo with pretence of securing admission into School of Nursing, Osogbo for his Daughter, Esther Oladipupo.

He also alleged that the accused person did fraudulently and unlawfully obtain the sum of N290,000 only from one Abiola Adeniran with pretence of securing admission into School of Nursing Osogbo for his Daughter, Janet Adeniran.

Kayode said that the offence committed contravened section 419 and 380 and punishable under section 390(9) of the  Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun state 2002.

However, the accused person pleaded not guilty to the four-count charges against him.

Defence Counsel, D.B Alakiti applied for the bail of the accused person in most liberal term.

But, the prosecutor opposed the bail application on the ground that the accused was given administrative bail at the police station on December 21, 2019 and was told to report back on December 23, 2019 but did not showed up.

He informed the court that the surety of the accused was tracked and arrested before the accused was apprehended.

In her ruling, Magistrate Modupe Awodele ordered the remand of the accused person in Ilesa correctional facility.

She, thereafter, adjourned the matter till January 18, 2021 for hearing.

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