By Kayode Afolabi, Ore
A 41-year-old filling station manager, Moses Odeh, has appeared before an Odigbo Chief Magistrate Court over an alleged fraud.
The defendant was brought before Chief Magistrate D. O. Ogunfuyi, on a count charge of fraud.
According to the prosecution, the defendant committed the offence between May and August 2023 at Ajebandele Axis Area along the Lagos-Benin-Ore Expressway in Araromi-Obu, Ondo State
The prosecutor, Inspector Usifo James, told the court that Odeh fraudulently obtained and converted to his use a cash sum of N15,561,000, bybeing the proceed sales of Premium Motor Spirit-PMS known as petrol and diesel entrusted to him, property of one Segun Ogunyomi
The offence contravenes Section 383(1 & 2) of the Criminal Code Cap. 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the offence leveled against him
Usifo, therefore, sought an adjournment to enable him study the case file and prepare his witnesses for trial.
The defence counsel, Mrs. K. M. Lawani, who did not oppose the prosecutor’s application, prayed the court to grant her client bail on most liberal terms.
Chief Magistrate D. O. Ogunfuyi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N1million with two sureties in like sum.
He, however, ordered the remand of the defendant to the Okitipupa Correctional Centre pending the perfection of his bail, and adjourned the case till September 19, 2023 for mention.