Visa scam lands man in court
Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
For allegedly reneging his promise of securing a Canadian Visa for his client, 40-year old man, Wasiu Solaja has been remanded by the Magistrates’ Court sitting in Modakeke, Osun State.
The accused person was alleged of committing the offence in April, 2019 at Ogunsua Palace road, Modakeke, Ile-Ife.
The prosecutor, Inspector Glory, Ona told the court that the accused person conspired with others still at large to defraud one Joel Kolawole , with a promise to secure a Canadian Visa for him.
According to the prosecutor, the accused person obtained the sum of N260, 000 from the complainant to secure the Visa, he knew he could not issue.
The offence, according to the prosecution, contravened sections 383, 390(9), 419 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The accused person, who was not legally represented pleaded not guilty to the three-count of conspiracy, stealing and fraud.
Magistrate Abimbola Famuyide, who discountenanced the plea of the accused, asked him to come before the court with a written application for bail.
Famuyide ordered the remand of the defendant in Ile-Ife prison and adjourned till July 15, 2019 for hearing.