Mechanic docked for allegedly defrauding customer N104,000



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

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

Adasanya, however, pleaded guilty to .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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