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Man, 40, faces alleged N190,000 visa fraud charge in Ogun



A 40-year-old man,Tunde Owolola, on Thursday appeared before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun, for allegedly collecting N190,000 under false pretence to process visa for a woman.

Owolola, of no fixed address, is facing a two-count charge of fraud and obtaining money under false pretence.

The prosecutor, Insp. E.O. Adaraloye, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Nov. 5 at about 12.30 p.m. in Iju, Ota.

Adaraloye alleged that Owolola collected N190,000 from one Omolara Olowu, to assist the complainant to process Omar to Dubai visa, an agreement he did not fulfill.

He said the offences contravened Sections 390 and 419 of Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The magistrate, Mrs A.O. Adeyemi, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 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 Ogun government.

The case was adjourned until Jan.18, 2022 for further hearing.

Ige Adekunle

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