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Monday, November 29, 2021

Fake native doctor remanded over N10m fraud in Ekiti

By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti


An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court has ordered the remand of a 53-year-old fake native doctor, Kehinde Ibiloye, in the Ado-Ekiti Correctional Centre, over alleged N10m fraud.
The defendant, a resident of Ado-Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State who claimed to be a native doctor, is being tried for alleged fraud.
According to the prosecutor, Insp Bamikole Olasunkanmi, the defendant committed the offence on September 6 in Ado-Ekiti.
He told the court that the defendant, who claimed to be a native doctor, promised to cure his mother’s illness.
Ibiloye, he said, demanded for N10m which he gradually collected from the complainant.
According to him, the offence contravened Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006.
Olasunkanmi urged the court to remand the defendant in a correctional centre, pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Abdulhamid Lawal, ordered the remand of the defendant in the correctional officer, pending issuance of legal advice.
He adjourned the case till Oct.28 for further hearing.

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