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Teenager docked over ‘Lotto’ fraud

Teenager docked over ‘Lotto’ fraud

By Sade Adewale,  Ondo
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A 18-year-old pool and betting agent, Moyo Richard, has been dragged before the Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo town, for  fraudulently collecting N73,000 from one Kasimu Olowoeye,  under the pretext of helping him to play WESCO lotto.

The police brought  Richard before the court on Monday and charged him for fraudulently and unlawfully stole the sum  from the complainant, with the sole aim of playing WESCO Lotto game which he failed to do so.

Rather, the accused was said to have converted the money to his own use.

The defendant, who is now facing a one- count charge bothering on the breach of peace and  stealing, however,  pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him.

The  prosecution said he committed the offence on January 11,2019 at about 6pm at Sabo Road, Ondo, contrary to section 383(2)(a), punishable under section 249(d) and 390(6)(9) of the Criminal code cap 37 volume 1 laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

The charge sheet read in part,”That you, Moyo Richard on January 11, 2019, at about 6pm at Sabo Road, Ondo, in the Ondo Magisterial District conducted yourself in a manner likely to cause the breach of the peace by refusing to pay one Kasimu Olowoeye, his WESCO Lotto winning and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 249(d) of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, volume 1 laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

“That you, Moyo Richard on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned Magisterial District fraudulently and unlawfully stole the sum of N73,000, being the money you collected from one Kasimu Olowoye, with the sole aim of playing WESCO Lotto game which you failed to do so, but converted the money to your own use thereby committed an offence contrary to section 383(2)(a) and punishable under section 390(6)(9) of the Criminal code cap 37 volume 1 laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

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The police prosecutor, Charles Olagbayi, applied for a date to enable him study the case file.

Lawyer for the defendant, Ifeoluwa Omotosho, therefore, applied for the bail of his client in most liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Mrs Odenusi Fadeyi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two surety in like sum.

She adjourned the case till March 27, 2019 for trial.

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