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Man arraigned in Lagos court over N330,000 fraud

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A 38-year-old man identified as Paul Adebola, was on Thursday brought before Surulere Magistrate Court in Lagos for allegedly collecting a sum N330,000 from a man on the pretext of obtaining Canadian visa for him.

The accused is facing a two-count of obtaining money under false pretences and stealing.

The police prosecutor, Sgt. Anthonia Osayande said the accused committed the offences sometime in November 2014 at 11.00.a.m. at Orile-Iganmu on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.

According to the Sgt. Osayande, the accused obtained N330,000 from the complainant, Mr. Chidi Mgbaramukom, on the pretext of procuring a Canadian visa for him.‎

‎The offences contravened sections 287 (1) and 314 (a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 314 (a) provides 15-year imprisonment for obtaining money under false pretences.‎

The accused pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge.

Magistrate Aro Lambo granted him bail in the sum of N100,000, with one surety in like sum.‎

Lambo said the surety must be a property owner in Lagos State with an evidence of tax payment.

The case was adjourned until October 12. For further hearing.

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