A 44-year-old businessman, Idris Adeniyi, on Tuesday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, charged with obtaining N7.5 million with pretext of selling government’s house.
The defendant committed the offences between Aug. 29 and Sept. 3, 2020 at Idimu, Lagos State, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Mojirade Edeme, told the court.
“The defendant collected N2.5 million from Fajimi and N5 million from Olatunji, as part payments for the three-bedroom flat at Igando area of Lagos.
“He ran away to an unknown destination and refused to pick his calls.
“The complainants reported the case and the defendant was eventually arrested,” the prosecutor said.
According to her, the alleged offences contravene Sections 78, 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Following his not guilty plea, the Magistrate, Mrs O.O. Raji, released him on bail of N1 million with two sureties in like sum.
Raji said the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned further hearing in the case until Nov. 3. (NAN)