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Ogun Police Arraign Four Over N2.6m Fraud

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The police in Ogun has dragged four suspects before an Ota Magistrates’ Court for allegedly defrauding five persons of N2.6 million.

The defendants reportedly conspired with their accomplices to obtain N2.6 million, under the pretext of working with Quest International Company, from the complainants to introduce them to internet business.

They were identified as Nwusulor Philip, 28; Sunday Basil, 28; Mbam Stephen, 31; and Nwafor Solomon, whose addresses were not provided.

They were charged with fraud, collecting money under false pretence and conspiracy.

The Prosecutor, Insp E. O. Adaraloye, told the court that the defendants and others still at large committed the offences between Feb. 1 and June 30 at No.1 Obalewo Close, Off Ago Ishaga, Ota.

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He said the complainants were, Husanni Abdulrahman, Faisat Saidu, Yahaya Magaji, Sulaiman Usman, and Shuaibu Saddam.

“The defendants converted the monies to personal use instead of fulfilling the agreement between them,” he said.

The offences contravened sections 390 (9), 419, and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006, the prosecutor said.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mrs A. O. Adeyemi, granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N2 million each with one surety in like sum.

Adeyemi ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to the Ogun State Government.

She adjourned the case until August 17 for further hearing.

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