Mechanic docked for allegedly defrauding customer N104,000



 A mechanic, Ojo Adesanya, 40, on Friday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ for allegedly obtaining N104,000 a customer to repair his Honda Odyssey.

The police charged Adesanya with theft, obtaining under false pretences and damage to property, under Sections 314, 287 and 339 of the Criminal Law of State, 2015.

Adasanya, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Prosecutor, ASP Victor Eruada, told the that Adesanya committed the offences sometime in July 2020 at No. 52, Oshundairo St., Agege, Lagos.

said that the defendant obtained N104,000 one Mr Williams Adebayo under the false pretences of repairing his Honda Odyssey, which never did.

Eruada alleged that the defendant damaged the gear engine of the instead of fixing the vehicle, adding that all efforts by Adebayo  to retrieve his money proved unsuccessful.

The prosecutor said that Adebayo reported the case to the police and the defendant was arrested.

Section 314 prescribes a 15-year- term for obtaining money under false pretences.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs .O. Tanimola, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

She adjourned the case until March 23 for hearing. (NAN)