Court remands woman, 2 others over alleged N1.1m fraud in Osun

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An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Tuesday remanded a woman and two men in the Ilesa prisons over their alleged involvement in a N1.1million fraud.

The accused, Salako Medinat, 23, Azeez Abdulsamad, 23, and Nasirudeen Aranse, 25, are facing a three-count charge of obtaining by false pretence, stealing and conspiracy.

However, the pleas of the defendants were not taken by the court clerk.

The Magistrate, Mrs Module Awodele, ordered that the defendants be remanded and adjourned the matter until Nov. 23, for mention.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Abiodun Fagboyinbo, had told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Aug. 28 at Nipco Filling Station, Osogbo.

Abiodun said that the trio with others at large conspired among themselves to defraud a businessman, Mr Kayode Afolabi, of N1.1 million.

He said the defendants on the pretext of assisting the businessman to acquire charms to make him wealthy duped him of the amount.

The Prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 8(1) 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. 11 Laws of Osun, 2003.