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Man remanded over N700,000 visa fraud

Man remanded over N700,000 visa fraud

From Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
A 23-year-old man, Joseph Johnson has been remanded in prison by an Osogbo Magistrate Court for collecting N700,000  to secure visa for an applicant, without fulfilling his promise.

The accused person was said to have  committed the crime at Ile Idande Housing Estate area of Osogbo on December 23, 2018.

The Prosecutor, Kayode Adeoye told the court that the accused person allegedly defrauded one Bukola Alayande of N700,000 under the guise of securing a Canadian Visa for him.

The accused person who was arraigned on  two counts, allegedly reneged on the promise to help Alayande secure the visa after receiving money from him.

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him.

The offence contravened sections 419 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34,  Vol. II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

The defence counsel, Okobe Najite, applied for the bail of the accused person in  most liberal terms..

Magistrate  Modupe Awodele ordered the remand of the accused person in Ilesa Prison.

She adjourned the case  till September 24, 2019 for ruling on bail application.

Owena Press Limited (Publisher of The Hope Newspaper), Akure

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