A 30-year-old man, Lukman Hassan, who allegedly defrauded one Mr Yinka Adebayo of N5,000, was on Monday brought before an Ota Magistrates Court in Ogun.
Hassan, who resides at No. 42 Oreola Street, Temidire, Ota, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and obtaining money under false pretence.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Chudu Gbesi, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Dec. 15, at about 12.30 p. m at Sango-Ota
Gbesi said the defendant collected the money from the complainant as a charge to repair his Jeep, an agreement he did not fulfill.
He said that the offences contravened Sections 390 (9) and 419 of the Criminal Law of Ogun, 2006.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
In his ruling, the Senior Magistrate, Mr S. O. Banwo, granted him bail in the sum of N75,000 with two sureties in like sum.
He said the sureties should reside within the court’s jurisdiction and they should swear to an affidavit of means.
Banwo said the sureties should show evidence of tax payments to Ogun Government.
He adjourned the case until Feb. 5, for mention .

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